On a second, deeper level, he recounts with unsparing candor the forces that have driven his life, including his longtime battle with depression and thoughts of suicide, the shattering death of his father, and his decision to drop out at the absolute peak of fame.Having finally found true balance, Rick’s story is ultimately an uplifting one, thanks to his passion for music, a deep love of his wife of twenty-six years and their two sons, and his life-long quest for spiritual peace.He grew up in various locations, spending most of his childhood in Melbourne, Australia.An army brat (his father was a colonel in the Australian Army), Rick found that he was often the new kid in town.They refused to play the song and it quickly dropped off the charts.Binder and Porter were not deterred by this, though Rick calls this time "a real heavy time." They signed Rick to a new deal at Columbia Records, and soon Rick released his second stateside album, "Comic Book Heroes".A songwriter and guitar player to rival the greats, Rick Springfield is a musician that has stood the test of time and the decades since his surge of fame starting in 1981.Rick Springfield was born Richard Lewis Springthorpe on August 23, 1949.
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On one level, he reveals the inside story of his ride to the top of the entertainment world.
On a second, deeper level, he recounts with unsparing candor the forces that have driven his life, including his longtime battle with depression and thoughts of suicide, the shattering death of his father, and his decision to drop out of the limelight at the absolute peak of fame.
His teen years landed him in England, just in time for, as he recalls, "girls and music".
Returning back to Australia, Rick eventually dropped out of high school to pursue his music.