Rick Springfield

D.O.B: Aug 23, 1949 |  Guildford, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Rick Springfield was born Richard Lewis Springthorpe in Guildford, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, to Eileen Louise (Evennett) and Norman James Springthorpe, a Lt. Colonel in the Australian Army.

Biography

Rick Springfield was born Richard Lewis Springthorpe in Guildford, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, to Eileen Louise (Evennett) and Norman James Springthorpe, a Lt. Colonel in the Australian Army. His maternal grandparents were English, and his father was of English and some Scottish descent. Rick spent his childhood on various army bases in Australia and Britain. As a teenager, he fronted many music bands, such as the Jordy Boys, Wakedy Wak, and Zoot. The latter was his most successful, paving his way for future success as a musician. He came to the U.S. early 1970s, and recorded an album, Beginnings. It had one major hit - Speak to The Sky. After that came Comic Book Heroes, which was marginally successful. He learned to speak English with an American accent to further his acting career, after he lost his record label.