Eddie Money , born March 21, 1949 in New York and died September 13, 2019> in Los Angeles, is an American rock singer.
Edward Joseph Mahoney, born March 21, 1949, turned to music in the mid-1970s after a brief career as a police officer at the NYPD. He moved to California and signed in 1976 a contract with CBS Records with manager-promoter Bill Graham.
He released in 1977 his first album, Eddie Money, and his first hit, Two Tickets to Paradise, which immediately placed in the Top 40, and Baby Hold On. Followed by hit albums such as Life for the Taking, No Control and Can not Hold Back, which include other major titles such as Wanna Go Back and Take Me Home Tonight (in) , or Gimme Some Water. In the 1980s, Eddie was one of the first artists to use MTV as a real instrument of "popularization". With some thirty video clips, we can say that he was not afraid of the small screen.
However, its popularity leaps and varies at this time. Indeed, despite his typical positive attitude, he lives like a real rocker, and is a victim of alcohol and drugs. But after a cure he became "clean and sober" and beautifully revived his career in 1988 with Nothing to Lose and Right Here.