|Birth name Edward Joseph Mahoney|
Name Eddie Money
|Years active 1974–present|
Spouse Laurie Money (m. 1989)
|Born March 21, 1949 (age 74)
New York City, United States (1949-03-21) |
Origin New York City, United States
Genres Rock, pop rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, saxophone, harmonica, keyboards, piano, synthesizer, Harp
Role Guitarist · eddiemoney.com
Children Jesse Money, Joseph Money, Desmond Money, Zachary Money, Julian Money
Albums Greatest Hits: The Sound of, Can't Hold Back, No Control, Life for the Taking, The Best of Eddie Money
Eddie Money - Life For The Taking
Eddie Money (born Edward Joseph Mahoney; March 21, 1949) is an American rock guitarist, saxophonist and singer-songwriter, who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums. Rock impresario Bill Graham said of Money, "Eddie Money has it all.... Not only can he sing, write, and play, but he is a natural performer."
- Eddie Money Life For The Taking
- How to play i think im in love by eddie money on guitar by mike gross
- Personal life
How to play i think im in love by eddie money on guitar by mike gross
Eddie Money was born Edward Mahoney into a large Irish Catholic family in Brooklyn and raised in Plainedge on Long Island. His father, grandfather, and brother were all New York City Police Department (NYPD) policemen, and Eddie was an NYPD trainee. As his interest in music intensified, he eventually ended his law-enforcement career in favor of becoming a full-time musician. He moved to Berkeley, California, and became a regular at area clubs, where he secured a recording contract with Columbia Records. Later in the 1970s, he charted with singles such as "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise". Money continued his successes and took advantage of the MTV music video scene in the early 1980s with his humorous narrative videos for "Shakin'" and "Think I'm in Love," but his career began to fail him after several unsuccessful releases in the mid-1980s, accompanied by his struggles with drug addiction.
Money made a comeback in 1986 and returned to the mainstream rock spotlight with the album Can't Hold Back. The album's Ronnie Spector duet "Take Me Home Tonight" reached the Top 10, as did the hit "I Wanna Go Back." Money followed the album with another Top 10 hit, "Walk on Water" (1988), but his Top 40 career ended following the #21 placement of "I'll Get By" in 1992. During the 1990s and 2000s, Money continued to release numerous compilation albums along with several albums featuring new material.
He joined a 12-step program in 2001 and has said of his addiction "I came to the realization that I didn't really need [it] for my quick wit."
Today, he still tours regularly, often accompanied by other prominent rock acts from the 1970s and 1980s, and has also made several television appearances on American sitcoms. He played himself in season 4, episode 23 of the sitcom, The King of Queens.
Since 1992 Money has traditionally opened the summer concert season for DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. In 2010, Eddie Money performed a medley of his hit singles during the halftime performance at the Liberty Bowl. In 2012, he appeared in a GEICO insurance commercial, in which he owns a travel agency where he sings "Two Tickets to Paradise" to a family who wants tickets for a vacation.
Money has been married to wife, Laurie, since 1989. They have four sons and one daughter, Jesse Money.
Two Tickets to Paradise
Take Me Home Tonight
Baby Hold On
I Wanna Go Back
Think I'm in Love
Walk on Water
Gimme Some Water
We Should Be Sleeping
Maybe I'm a Fool
Looking Through the Eyes of a Child
I'll Get By
Save a Little Room in Your Heart for Me
You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me
Peace in Our Time
Wanna Be a Rock ’n’ Roll Star
She Takes My Breath Away
I Will Be Strong
The Love in Your Eyes
The Big Crash
Let's Be Lovers Again
My Friends - My Friends
Take a Little Bit
Passing by the Graveyard
Life for the Taking
So Good to Be in Love Again
Fall in Love Again
Everybody Loves Christmas
Heaven in the Back Seat