Rick springfield dating history
Grohl described the performance as a “bucket-list moment”, while Springfield is similarly effusive about the younger musician. “A love of music drips from everything he does.” Springfield admits the song casts “a long shadow over any new music that I make”, but denies that his best-known hit feels like a millstone.In fact he’s re-recorded it for his new unplugged album and DVD set, But despite the song’s perennial popularity, there is one big mystery surrounding it: the identity of the real-life Jessie’s girl.Springfield never met her again, even after the song became a global hit. In later years she may have read that Gary was part of the song’s background, seen the reference to stained glass and put two and two together, but it’s more than likely that she doesn’t know.
A singer-turned-soap opera star-turned-singer, Springfield was born Richard Springthorpe on August 23, 1949, in Sydney, Australia, to a military man; the family moved around Australia and England a great deal during Springfield's childhood, and he sought his escape from the difficulty of making friends in books and music.
“This girl was at the class and she was just...know, burning.” Unfortunately for Rick, the woman had a boyfriend and wanted nothing to do with him, despite his confidence that he could change her mind.
“So I took my sexual angst home and started writing a song about it.” The boyfriend’s name was Gary, but Springfield said that name didn’t work well in the song, so he changed it to Jessie—inspired by a 1979 LA Rams, Ron Jessie T-shirt that Springfield owned.
Rick Springfield and Richard Marx are teaming up for a series of co-headlining, intimate solo acoustic performances, which includes full sets from each artist!
Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer.