To the uninitiated, the name Rick Springfield conjures up everything 1980s: Jessie’s Girl, General Hospital , Polo shirts and Converse tennis shoes.
Dig a little deeper and you’ll find that Rick Springfield is much more than the mistakenly categorized “actor turned musician”.
“Many of the things I have had to face in my life are universal issues; my lifelong battle with depression, fear of failure, self doubt and my journey to overcome these.
There have been ups and downs in my life, and reaching the milestone of my 60th birthday made me want to tell my story finally and honestly.
Having finally found true balance, Rick’s story is ultimately an uplifting one, thanks to his passion for music, a deep love of his wife of twenty-six years and their two sons, and his life-long quest for spiritual peace.
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Returning back to Australia, Rick eventually dropped out of high school to pursue his music.
His first band, Rock House, landed a gig in Vietnam during the height of the conflict there, and Rick found himself dodging bombs and throwing grenades.
While the band didn't last long, this lead him to the wildly popular Australian teen band, Zoot.
Unfortunately, most of Rick's press was coming from teen magazines, who were selling him right along with David Cassidy and Donny Osmond.
The radio stations suspected foul play: a teen sensation who had no real following.