Rick Springfield (Australian musician)

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Richard Lewis Springthorpe (born 23 August 1949) is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author best known by his stage name Rick Springfield. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his début single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia in mid-1972, when he moved to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the US, for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He followed with four more top 10 US hits, "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Affair of the Heart" and "Love Somebody". Springfield's two US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog (1981) and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet (1982).

As an actor, he starred in the television series High Tide, from 1994 to 1997, and has appeared in supporting roles in Ricki and the Flash and True Detective (both in 2015). He portrayed Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital, from 1981 to 1983 and during 2005 to 2008 and 2012, returning in 2013 for the show's 50th anniversary with son and actor Liam Springthorpe. In 2010, Springfield published his autobiography, Late, Late at Night: A Memoir. He recently starred as Vince Vincente / Lucifer in the twelfth season of American TV show Supernatural on The CW.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1972 Beginnings 1
1974 Comic Book Heroes 2
1981 Working Class Dog 4
1982 Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet 2
1982 Wait for the Night 1
1983 Living in Oz 2
1984 Beautiful Feelings 1
1985 Tao 3
1988 Rock of Life 2
1999 Karma 2
2004 Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance 1
2005 The Day After Yesterday 1
2007 Christmas With You 1
2008 Venus in Overdrive 4
2009 My Precious Little One 1
2012 Songs for the End of the World 3
2016 Rocket Science 2
Missing Shots [Unreleased] 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Rick Springfield’s Greatest Hits 1
1996 Best Of 1
1997 The Encore Collection 1
1999 Greatest Hits 1
1999 The Best of Rick Springfield 1
2000 VH-1 Behind The Music: The Rick Springfield Collection 1
2003 Rick Springfield: Platinum & Gold Collection 1
2003 Legendary Rick Springfield 1
2003 The Best Of Rick Springfield 1
2005 Written in Rock: Anthology 1
2006 We Are the 80's 1
12 Inch Collection 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2001 The Greatest Hits... Alive 2
2015 Stripped Down 1
2016 Live and Kickin’ 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
1984 Hard to Hold 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1981 I've Done Everything for You 1

Single + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2007 Who Killed Rock 'n' Roll (live) 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
The Best of Rick Springfield 1

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