On The Sydney Scene - Rick Springfield
Rick Springfield is the first Australian performer to break through the American pop market with a single and album.
Richard Lewis Springthorpe was born 22 years ago on August 23. At the age of 22 Rick has established himself not only as a competent guitarist and a singer, but as a successful songwriter. He has penned singles for both Alison Durbin and Johnny Farnham.
In 1971, Go-Set voted Rick as Best Australian Guitarist. Besides behing successful in the performing field, he has had some success in the other side of music. It was Rick who arranged the Zoot's big selling version of "Eleanor Rigby". (continued)