Friday the 13th of September was a horrific day for fans of Eddie Money. The rock star passed away at the age of 70 after fighting oesophageal cancer. He was known to the MTV generation as the singer-songwriter who released hits like Baby hold on, Two tickets to Paradise, Shakin’ and Take me home tonight. Born in Brooklyn, New York, He started his working life as a law enforcement officer, before choosing to make music. After moving to California, he met Bill Graham, who became his manager, steering his career into the big time. Multi-platinum album sales followed, with Money’s hits clocking up on the charts.
But over the decade that he was at the top, the singer dealt with drug and alcohol abuse, almost dying after an overdose. Once he recovered, he gradually got back to performing, his music considered blue-collar, with mass-appeal. Money added humour to his videos and his interviews, once memorably saying, “The kids aren’t in jail, they’re not in rehab, nobody’s wrecked the car this week and there’s still milk in the refrigerator. I’m having a good month.”
To remember Eddie Money, SoundboxIndia gives you 3 of his biggest hits:
- Take me home tonight
- Baby hold on