Rick Springfield, Greg Kihn Band & Tommy Tutone
Rick Springfield released six albums in the 1970s, but his 1980 break-through album "Working Class Dog" gave him the #1 single "Jessie's Girl". From music and TV exposure, he became a teen idol. He continued to star on General Hospital while touring and releasing "Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet", with the hit "Don't Talk To Strangers".
Upon releasing his 3rd album with RCA-"Living In Oz" he went back to his rock roots. "Living In Oz" is considered by many his finest rock album. He also starred in the movie Hard to Hold in 1984 and released the soundtrack to it with the hit "Love Somebody", followed by "Don't Walk Away" and "Bop Til Ya Drop".
NBC called Greg Kihn “Rock’s True Renaissance Man.” His career stretches from the dawn of punk and indie rock to the discos of the 80’s to the glory days of MTV. As a pioneer with the legendary Beserkley Records, he helped write the book on revolutionary west coast rock and roll.
He’s toured the world, had hit records, appeared on Saturday Night Live and American Bandstand, opened for the Rolling Stones, jammed with Bruce Springsteen, won the ASCAP and Midem Awards for his worldwide #1 hit JEOPARDY and THE BREAKUP SONG, was parodied by Weird Al Yankovic, lived the rock star lifestyle to the hilt, won and lost several fortunes, and lived to tell about it.
Tommy Tutone were an early-'80s power pop band led by vocalist Tommy Heath and guitarist Jim Keller. The group's first single, 1980's "Angel Say No," charted on the American Top 40, yet it was 1981's "867-5309/Jenny" that sent the group to the top of the charts. Peaking in early 1982, the single hit number four and went gold. Tommy Tutone also charted in the the Top 40 with the release of their third album, 1983's National Emotion. In 1994, Heath returned with Tommy Tutone and a new release, Nervous Love. As a group, and more recently as a Duo and a Solo Act, Tommy Tutone continues to rock festivals and clubs in a Power Pop style.
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