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25 Days / Day 10 / Rick Springfield



Who: Rick Springfield. Still the one and only successful rock star/soap star in music/daytime TV history

Why: Because he was dreamy! He was Dr. Noah Drake by day saving lives and making nurses swoon, and a rock star by night making women and 10-year-old-girls swoon

When: When I was 10!

Level of Obsession: I don’t know how “obsessed” one can be as a child, but he was my first concert (thanks to my awesome mom). I loved General Hospital and watched it every day (thanks to my awesome mom) and he was probably the first guy to cover my bedroom walls

“Ahhhh!” Moment(s): Hard to say when you’re a kid. But I did see him live twice more as an adult and he was frickin’ awesome. He has a ton of energy and the women LOVE him

I still listen to Rick Springfield. He has crazy good hooks in his tunes. I even hear echoes of him in other artists pop songs and think he doesn’t get enough credit for being such a catchy songwriter. I still have this sort of “pure” interest in him though given that I liked him when I was a little girl. That is why to this day I still have not seen his big screen bomb Hard to Hold which my mom deemed too risque at the time. Nor will I see his guest arc on Californication, which you think I would be all over since it stars #8, but – ew – no. Too freaky for my inner 10-year-old

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

2 thoughts on “25 Days / Day 10 / Rick Springfield

  1. I have seen the Californication arc and you are doing well to stay away. It was more than this lifetime Rick fan could handle. And I’m no prude! Great blog.

    • Thanks for the heads up! At first I was intrigued but thought better of it. Glad I was right!! Hope you’ll be back!

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