Eddie Money









Eddie Money

Eddie Money

was born as Edward Joseph Mahoney on March 21, 1949. Eddie found hie musical success in the 1870's and 1980's. He released a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums. He also had many music Videos in the 1980's. Eddie trained to be a police officer in the 1970's so he could follow in his fatherís footsteps, but he found an interest in music and gave up his career as a police officer. He moved to Berkeley, California and performed in clubs . He was finally noticed enough to get a recording contract with Columbia Records. Eddie met up with Jimmy Lyon and he became the backbone for the sound of the music.

Eddie had such successful singles like Baby Hold On, and Two Tickets To Paradise. He did humorous narrative music videos for his songs, Shakiní, and Think Iím In Love. In the mid 1980's his career began to fade after several releases were not successful. He also had a drug addiction which hampered his career.

Two years later, Eddie made a comeback (in 1986), and returned to the spotlight with the release of his album, Canít Hold Back. He again released some hit singles and albums and again his career faded out in the late part of the 1980's. In the 1990's and 2000's he released more compilation albums as well as several albums with new material. Eddie continues to tour today and has appeared on several television sitcoms in America.

Eddie released his first album called, Eddie Money, in 1977. The album reached number 37 on the charts. From the album came two single hits called, Baby Hold On, and Two Tickets To Paradise. Both singles reached the Top 40 chart. Life For the Taking was the second album released. This album charted at number 17. Eddie released his third album in 1980 and called it, Playing For Keeps. The album reached number 35 on the charts. In 1983 he released the album, No Control and from it came the hits, Shakiní, and Think Iím In love. The album reached number 20 on the charts . After this, Jimmy Lyon left Eddie. Eddie went on to release, Whereís the Party, in 1985. The album charted at number 67 which was the lowest yet. In 1986, Eddie came back again and this time with Canít Hold Back and from it came the single, Take Me Home Tonight, which was co-sung by Ronnie Spector. The single reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went platinum a little later. In the late 1980's the single from the album Nothing To lose, called Walk On Water, had a guest appearance of Lyon as lead guitarist.

Eddie still performs an average of 60 shows each year. He has released a total of 22 albums and 23 singles during his musical career to date.