What do Dr. Noah Drake, a former New York City cop and some boys from Down Under have in common?
For fans of music from the late 1970s and mid-1980s, they’ll be performing in concert at Council Bluffs’ Mid-America Center Friday, June 6.
Rick Springfield, AKA General Hospital’s Noah Drake, was among the hottest rock acts in music for part of the ‘80s.
Springfield, a native Australian, scored 17 Top 40 hits during his career. He has sold more than 25 million albums.
Springfield won the 1981 Grammy as Best Male Rock Vocal for his No. 1 hit “Jessie’s Girl.”
Springfield’s other hits include “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” and “Human Touch.”
I am not ashamed to say these songs are on my iPod.
He still performs about 100 live shows a year.
Springfield was the subject of a recent documentary, “An Affair of the Heart.” It won jury awards at the Nashville and Florida film festivals.
While considered a star of the ‘80s, Springfield remains active in the music industry. Besides his concerts, he has written music. He recently co-wrote and recorded a song with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters.
Joining the former soap opera star on stage will be New York’s own Eddie Money.
Money, who once walked a beat as a NYC police officer, enjoyed success on the charts during the mid-‘70s and ‘80s.
His first hit was “Baby Hold On” in 1978.
However, he may be best remembered for “Two Tickets to Paradise.” In fact, Geico Insurance used Money and the song in one of its commercials.
Money enjoyed nine Top 40 hits during a 10-year span.
Other hit songs include “Think I’m in Love,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “I Wanna Go Back,” and “Walk on Water.”
Money has sold about 28 million albums during his career.
The third act performing is the Little River Band.
The Australian band has enjoyed hits such as “Help is on its Way,” “Take it Easy on Me,” and “Cool Change.”
The band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975. LRB scored its biggest American hit when “Reminiscing” reached No. 3 on the charts in 1978.
Other hits include “Happy Anniversary” and “The Other Guy.”
We’re excited to see these acts in concert at the MAC.
In addition, we have the opportunity to send two people to the show for free. We have been offered two tickets for a give-away. If you live or are going to be in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area that weekend, please enter the drawing for a chance to win two tickets.
We’ll notify the winner after the contest ends.
If you don’t win tickets, you can still buy them at a discount with the code provided to us by the folks at the MAC. Our special code you can use to get $10 off of tickets is WALKTOUR. You can purchase tickets at http://www.ticketmaster.com/rick-springfield-eddie-money-little-council-bluffs-iowa-06-06-2014/event/06004C5AAC2C97E6?artistid=736178&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&tm_link=artist_msg-0_06004C5AAC2C97E6
Get ready for some good tunes and enjoy the show!
Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, Little River Band
Friday, June 6, 2014
Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm