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Coming of age

I recently realized that my oldest son is approaching the age I was when I first became aware of Rick Springfield: 12. Here’s the first mention of RS in my diary, entered on May 15, 1982, alm…

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New video: The Voodoo House

It’s here – the video for “The Voodoo House”! If I had to pick my favorite song of “The Snake King,” “The Voodoo House” would be it so I’m happ…

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A powerful ripple effect

Last week, Rick Springfield received the 2018 Beatrice Stern Media Award from Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services for raising awareness about depression and mental health issues. The Erasing the Sti…

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More subtle than posters on the wall

If anyone peeked into my teenage bedroom, they would know beyond a doubt that I was a Rick Springfield fan. His face was plastered all over my walls and his music was likely playing from my stereo …

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Back to the ’80s | My Rick Springfield crush

Oh, how I wish I was in Florida preparing to embark on a trip back to that totally tubular time of the 1980s. Yes, the '80s cruise that we heard about last year starts this weekend, with none other than Rick Springfield as its captain. Or host. Let's go w

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Review: First impression of ‘The Snake King’ | My Rick Springfield crush

Wow, I wasn't expecting to be able to hear the whole  CD today so it was a nice surprise that it premiered on Billboard.com today. I had to get through my list of things to do for work before I could sit down with this. I didn't want to just stick it on

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Rick Springfield: Under a magnifying glass

There’s been a lot of Rick Springfield headlines this past week as we get closer to the Jan. 26 release date of “The Snake King.” Unfortunately the headlines are not about how thi…

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Looking forward to 2018 | My Rick Springfield Crush

Besides next month's release of Rick Springfield's new CD "The Snake King," it sounds like there might be some other cool RS offerings in 2018, too. In an article on oaklandpress.com, "Rick Springfield at Sound Board: 5 Things to Know,"

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Random photos in an envelope

I was looking through a box in the garage and I came across an envelope postmarked Feb. 19, 2001. It was from a friend I’d lost touch with years ago and inside were 8×10 photographs of R…

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Dear Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination committee…

Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination committee, I am writing to ask you to please nominate Rick Springfield to be inducted into the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has been eligible since…

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Last week, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees for 2017. The nominees were announced on SiriusXM’s all-music talk channel on Oct. 18: The list features newly eligi…

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5 reasons I ❤ Rick Springfield 

You may know by now that I’m a big fan of Rick Springfield. I think I’ve covered the reasons why in my past 200-plus posts, but I thought I would summarize it here in case anyone is dis…

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33 years since ‘Living in Oz’?! | My Rick Springfield crush

Hearing that today marks 33 years since "Living in Oz" was released made me feel really nostalgic. Thirty-three years?! That's how old Rick Springfield was in 1983 when the album came out (the month before his 34th birthday). And when I say albu

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Way, way, way back Wednesday

Somebody posted this video on Facebook and I just wanted to post this here because it’s from the recording of one of my very favorite Rick Springfield songs – “Believe in Me”…

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Official ‘Down’ video and interview beforehand

Happy Monday to you! (Update: Video posted on YouTube June 21.) And click here for the interview in his home studio that happened right before it. Some thoughts: Now that I know RS and the band are…

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SpringFIELD

Now that there’s been an announcement of this summer’s tour, the next round of interviews are bound to happen as RS heads to different cities around the country. And fans will undoubted…

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Success as an artist: Perseverance or predestined? | My Rick Springfield crush

I went to an open mic earlier this week, one of the most popular ones in town where many talented musicians perform. It was my first time there and besides the local legend running the open mic, I hadn't heard of any of the performers. As I watched them,

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‘Hard to Hold’: 32 years ago | My Rick Springfield crush

Rick Springfield's film debut "Hard to Hold" came out 32 years ago today. I'm pretty sure I know what was on my 14-year-old mind that day. Today we have access to so many interviews via the Internet, but in those days, it was all about the teen

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Rick Springfield on meeting Elvis and dressing up like Fred Flintstone

In 11 Questions, The A.V. Club asks interesting people 11 interesting questions—and then asks them to suggest one for our next interviewee.Most people know Australian native Rick Springfield for his huge 1981 hit single “Jessie’s Girl,” around the

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Rocket Science: the singles

In interviews, Rick Springfield has mentioned that he had no idea “Jessie’s Girl” was going to be the big hit off “Working Class Dog.” And now it’s one of the qu…

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20 songs on the Hot 100 chart

Recent articles about Rick Springfield have referred to him as “rock legend,” “’80s icon” and “the legendary Rick Springfield.” (Also “singer-guitari…

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See Rick Springfield's Massive 'Star Wars' Toy Collection

'Jessie's Girl' singer shows us his impressive action-figure treasures in this exclusive Rolling Stone video

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One in a Million

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Rick Springfield fandom in the 1980s vs. today | My Rick Springfield crush

Here are some memories from being a teenage Rick Springfield fan in the 1980s: Checking the magazine stand at the neighborhood drugstore to see if the current issue of Tiger Beat, 16 Magazine or Bop was there so I could add another Rick Springfield post

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Yes, so much more than 'Jessie's Girl'

There was a great article circulating online this week, which basically said what Rick Springfield fans have known for years, he's really talented and there's so much more to him than

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‘True story’ behind ‘Jessie’s Girl’ | My Rick Springfield crush

When MTV debuted 34 years ago - on Aug. 1, 1981 - "Jessie's Girl" was the No. 1 song in the country. And for 34 years, music fans everywhere have wondered - "Was there really a Jessie's girl?" This week, Jimmy Kimmel unearthed never-b

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30 days till showtime | My Rick Springfield Crush

In 30 days, Rick Springfield will appear on the big screen in his first feature film since “Hard to Hold” in 1984. His film debut didn’t get very good reviews, but at age 14, I didn’t care about things like that – it was Rick Springfield on the big screen and (giggle, giggle) you got to see almost all of him. Plus you got to listen to his newest songs.

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A new look for Rick Springfield | My Rick Springfield crush

Last week there was a paparazzi photo posted on Twitter of Rick Springfield "shopping in Beverly Hills." It didn't really look like he was shopping, as he only had his phone in one hand and his keys in the other but that was how it was portraye

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My Rick Springfield Crush Revival

A song about my Rick Springfield crush... rscrush.wordpress.com

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Late, Late at Night Musical Journey

Songs from Rick Springfield's memoir