In 1986, Take Me Home Tonight going on in all the night clubs in the United States. The one to whom we owe this tube, the rocker american Eddie Money, star of the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the age of 70 years died of cancer of the esophagus, announced on Friday his family in a statement relayed by the magazine Variety . “The family Money has the regret to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning, we read. […] He will live forever through his music.”
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Eddie Money, born Edward Joseph Mahoney, was born in Brooklyn on march 21, 1949 and grew up in Long Island. The young man did not turn immediately towards the music. Following in the footsteps of his father, he begins a career police officer in New York. It will be brief, since as early as 1976, after moving to California, he signed a contract with Columbia Records. The following year, her first album Eddie Money it provides immediate access to the celebrity: his tubes Two Tickets to Paradise and Baby Hold On go on all the radios.
The 1980s, the success, the addictions
At the same time, his face appears on MTV: Eddie Money uses this string still in its infancy to broadcast clips that contribute much to its reputation. With the play Life for the Taking , No Control and Can t Hold Back , the success cannot be denied. But in the 1980s, the problems of addiction to drugs and alcohol are becoming more and more heavy for the singer. After crossing the desert for several years, the musician is back on the front of the stage with the title Walk on Water album Nothing to Lose , 1988 .
a Prolific artist, Eddie Money has recorded in his entire career and eleven albums. Enjoying also the small screen, the rocker makes several appearances, notably in the series A guy from Queens in the early 2000s. In 2006, the host Oprah Winfrey invites on his show Where are they now? which looks at the journey of ancient celebrities. A spotlight that gives him a sudden reputation.
In 2018, we see this in a reality television program entitled Real Money , which takes place in the privacy of his family, and in the series The Method Kominsky , which aired on Netflix. Yet shortly before his death, Eddie Money, admitted that he wanted to burn a twelfth album and then go on a big tour. His illness has not left the time.
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