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Eddie Money arrived in the late '70s at the height of album rock's popularity. Money had a knack for catchy, blue-collar rock & roll, which he delivered with a polished, radio-friendly finesse. Seeming to come out of nowhere with his 1977 self-titled debut, Money had actually been a fixture around the
In the early MTV era, he filmed a series of funny narrative videos, something his peers were reluctant to due. In the late '80s, hits like "Take Me Home Tonight" and "Walk On Water" reached the Top Ten.
Initially, Eddie Mahoney was going to follow in his father's footsteps and become a
To the dismay of his parents, he began singing in rock bands while still in high school. He stayed out of the Vietnam War by enrolling in the
Deciding to make a go of a career in music, Money relocated to the
His backing band featured musicians fresh from their work with the Steve Miller Band, best known for their hit "Keep On Rocking Me, Baby." The first two singles from Money's first record, "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets To Paradise" reached Number 11 and Number 22 on the 1978 charts respectively. Heavy touring followed, including opening dates for the legendary rock band Santana.
During the early '80s, Money began to make funny narrative videos, which became staples on early MTV and made "Shakin'" and "Think I'm In Love" hits. As only one example of his cross-generational influence, his hit single “Shakin'” is featured in the hit video game series Guitar Hero Encore on the “Rocks the 80s” edition.
Money released, in the summer of 1982, “No Control.” Of the album's best-known single, "Think I'm In Love," High Fidelity contributor Chuck Eddy opined that the song's "traction comes from how the initial mythological acoustica lures you siren-style toward the hard-boiled fuzz riff, which comes and goes."
Money recorded a series of albums for
This period of Money’s life was also marked by tragedy, however, when longtime friend Bill Graham died in a 1991 helicopter accident. An eighth studio album, Right Here, arrived in the same year, with the track "I'll Get By" dedicated to the late Graham. In 1992 Money released an acoustic effort entitled Unplug It In.
Money's career took an unexpected turn in 1995 when Graham's surviving namesake management company reactivated the Wolfgang Records label (a defunct imprint of Columbia originally started by Graham), and Money became the first artist in their repertoire. Issuing Love And Money in the spring of 1995 heralded a comeback of sorts for Money. The record's first single, "After This Love Is Gone," was lauded as "a chugging, rock-edged pop ballad" by Billboard magazine. Two other tracks, "Died a Thousand Times" and a cover of '70s soul singer Isaac Hayes's "Run Your Hurt Away," with its lyrics about resurrecting one's life, seemed to best reflect the renewal of Money's career and personal life.
If you would like to see him in concert, Eddie Money Currently On Tour - Click Here. His band consists of Randy Forester (keyboards), Tommy Girvin (guitar), Lee Beverly (bass), & Glenn Symmonds (drums).
Eddie is still going strong after all these years. He’s on tour, his daughter, Jesse, who also sings, on tour with him. His most recent album, “Wanna Go Back,” hit stores on March 13, 2007. The album’s music is influenced mainly by the music from the ‘60s, to include such classics as Jackie Wilson's "Higher & Higher," Sam & Dave's "Hold On I'm Comin," and The Foundations’ "Baby Now That I Found You."
He donates a portion of his merchandise proceeds to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and performs at fundraisers for local schools every year. In November 2007, Eddie teamed up with Warrior Custom Golf Clubs and UPS to present the Eddie Money Celebrity Shootout, which raised funds for multiple charities.
Wanna Go Back - 2007
We Are The '80s - 2006
Let's Rock & Roll The Place - 2003
The Essential Eddie Money - 2003
Then And Now - 2003
The Best Of Eddie Money - 2001
The ABC Rarities - 1999
Ready Eddie - 1999
Demeter - 1998
Roy Rogers Tribute - 1998
Shakin' With The Money Man - 1997
Super Hits - 1997
Eddie Money/Life For The... - 1997
Good as Gold - 1996
Love and Money - 1995
Right Here - 1991
Can't Hold Back - 1986
Where's the Party - 1985
No Control - 1982
Playing For Keeps - 1980
Eddie Money - 1977
Thank you, Eddie, for some great music…