Rick Springfield also known as Richard Lewis Springthorpe is an Australian singer, instrumentalist, songwriter, actor and author who was born on 23rd August 1949. 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 U.S., for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
Rick Springfield Personal Life
From late 1974 to early 1976, Springfield was in a romantic relationship with actress Linda Blair, beginning when she was 15 and he 25.
In October 1984, Springfield married his girlfriend, Barbara Porter in his family’s church in Australia. They had met several years earlier when Springfield was recording Working Class Dog and she was working as the recording studio receptionist.
In 1985, when his first son was born and after the release of his Tao album, Springfield took a break from his musical career, to spend more time with his family and to deal with the depression that had affected him since his adolescence.
He married Barbara Porter on October 27, 1984 and they raised two children together.
Rick Springfield Children
He has two sons, Liam born 1985 and Joshua born 1989.
Rick Springfield Age
He was born on 23rd August 1949.