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Rick Springfield: "Jessie's Girl" to Blues-Rock Guy

Springfield's latest album The Snake King is musically inspired by blues-rock and lyrically inspired by his own experiences with the blues, including grappling with God and a lifelong battle with depression. When he was a teen, Springfield tried to hang himself. Surviving that led him to believe that he was destined to make music. Springfield entertained troops in Vietnam in his teens, conquered the pop world with the 1981 hit "Jessie's Girl" and starred as Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital. Springfield shares some of his life story and performs live.

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