By: Jacob Tilp
Have you ever wondered about what Rick Springfield's early life was like? Well I'm here to tell you.Rick Springfield was born in Sydney, Australia on August 13, 1949. His real name is Richard Springthorpe. Jessie’s Girl was his one of his first big hits. Rick got his first guitar when he was fifteen. One of the bands he started out in was Zoot.
His father was an Australian army officer and he moved around frequently because of this. When he was seventeen he tried to hang himself but the knot slipped. In 1971 he went solo and produced the Australian hit speak to the sky.
Rick moved to Colombia Records In 1973 and made the album Comic Book Heroes. The album got bad reviews and Colombia didn’t renew his contract. In 1974 his music was used in cartoons and he was known as a pop singer. In 1981 he received a Grammy for best male rock vocal
rick springfield's album cover
Cover to album "Living in Oz".
Rick Springfield's Grammy
Rick Springfield's Grammy award for Best Male Rock Vocal.
rick springfield and his wife
Rick Springfield and his wife Barbara Porter.
Have you ever wanted to visit Australia? If so here are some interesting facts about the country.Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It has twenty two million people living there. Ninety one percent of it is covered in vegetation. It has seventy one different reptile species. It is believed that people have lived there for 45,000 years. Australia has also hosted two Olympics.
Australia’s Mt. Kosciusko is 2,228 meters tall. One of the world’s oldest fossils was found in Australia. It is the only continent without an active volcano. Also before 1902 it was illegal to swim at the beach during the day. The average temperature there is seventy three degrees Fahrenheit. It is the flattest land mass on earth because of 250 million years of erosion. Australia also has a pink lake called Lake Hillier.
The Australian government is a democracy. the leader of it is the Prime Minister. Australia follows almost the same type of government system England has. Australia has about 45,000 sworn in police officers. The capital of Australia is down south by Tasmania.
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