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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
By United Press International
Watch thunderstorms force Rick Springfield to cancel Montana concert and free alpacas from pen

Watch thunderstorms force Rick Springfield to cancel Montana concert and free alpacas from pen

BAKER, Mont., Aug. 19 (UPI) --A Rick Springfield concert had to be canceled after severe weather destroyed equipment and freed a group of nearby alpacas at a Montana area fair on Saturday.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.
By United Press International
2014 Hollywood Walk of Fame honorees announced

2014 Hollywood Walk of Fame honorees announced

HOLLYWOOD, June 22 (UPI) -- Liam Neeson and Katy Perry head the list of Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipients for 2014, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced.
Katie Couric to host 'General Hospital' special

Katie Couric to host 'General Hospital' special

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Tony Geary, Genie Francis, Jack Wagner and Rick Springfield are to appear on the U.S. television special, "General Hospital -- The Real Soap Dish," ABC said.
Singer Rick Springfield arrested on bench warrant for missed court date

Singer Rick Springfield arrested on bench warrant for missed court date

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- Rick Springfield was arrested in Los Angeles Friday on a bench warrant for missing a court date related to his 2011 drunken driving case, police said.
John Stamos ponders return to 'General Hospital'

John Stamos ponders return to 'General Hospital'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and musician John Stamos says he would consider returning to "General Hospital" but only if his character had something interesting to do.
Springfield plays N.Y. subway concert

Springfield plays N.Y. subway concert

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Rick Springfield played three songs, including his 1980s anthem "Jessie's Girl," during rush hour in a New York subway station.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.
By United Press International
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Springfield pleads no contest to reckless driving

Springfield pleads no contest to reckless driving

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Singer Rick Springfield has been placed on three years' probation after pleading no contest to reckless driving in Malibu, Calif., last year, officials said.
Perlman, Nealon head to 'Cleveland'

Perlman, Nealon head to 'Cleveland'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Rhea Perlman and Kevin Nealon have booked guest appearances on "Hot in Cleveland," TV Land said.

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Jack Wagner may have 23-year-old daughter

Jack Wagner may have 23-year-old daughter

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Jack Wagner's publicist says the American soap opera star and singer is looking into a 23-year-old woman's claim she is his daughter.
Springfield pleads innocent to DUI

Springfield pleads innocent to DUI

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- Lawyers for musician-actor Rick Springfield have entered on his behalf an innocent plea to drunken driving charges, Los Angeles court records show.
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SLP2000032408- 24 MARCH 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Singer Rick Springfield entertains the crowd at the Khorassas Ballroom during his Karma 2000 Tour, March 24. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe; 23 August 1949) is an Australian-born singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He was a member of pop rock group, Zoot from 1969 to 1971 and then started his solo career with his début single, "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia. In mid-1972, he relocated to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the US. He received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for "Jessie's Girl". 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". His two US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog (1981) and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet (1982). As an actor, he portrayed Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital, from 1981 to 1983 and during 2005 to 2008. In 2010, Springfield published his autobiography, Late, Late at Night : a Memoir.

Richard Lewis Springthorpe (later known as Rick Springfield) was born in South Wentworthville, a western suburb of Sydney, on 23 August 1949. Springfield is the son of Norman Springthorpe, an Australian Army career-officer, and Eileen. He has an older brother, Mike Springthorpe. Due to his father's Army career, the Springthorpe family moved to London, where they lived between 1960 to 1962. The family moved back to Australia in June 1962, where they settled in the Melbourne suburb of Ormond.

Rick Springield was 13 when he first played guitar, and formed a band, Icy Blues, while still in high school. Springfield left school in his late teens. In 1964, he joined Moppa Blues as a guitarist alongside fellow guitarist Mike Elliott. They changed their name, first to Group X and then to Daniel Jones Ensemble by 1967. Other members of that group included Daniel Jones, Dennis Magee, and John Morgan. In 1968, Springfield was approached by Pete Watson (ex-MPD Ltd, bass guitarist) to join his group Rockhouse and he was first referred to as 'Rick Springfield'. Later in the year, Watson changed the band's name to MPD Ltd, and in October – when Springfield was 19 years old – they toured South Vietnam to entertain Australian troops. Another member of MPD Ltd was Danny Finley (drummer) and, upon returned to Australia, with Springfield they formed Wickedy Wak. They were joined by Phil Blackmore on keyboards and Dick Howard. Go-Set journalist, Ian "Molly" Meldrum, produced Wickedy Wak's single, "Billie's Bikie Boys" with Beeb Birtles of pop rock group Zoot as a backing vocalist.

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