Talk:Richard Marx

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Religion[edit]

Uh, one of the categories is Jewish-American singers, I've never heard that he was Jewish, nor does it mention it in the article. Sources, anyone? Cao Wei 05:43, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

His last name is Marx you dolt. 67.166.147.214 20:41, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:No personal attacks. Many people with the last name Marx do not practice the Jewish faith, and some are not ethnically Jewish. I'd like to see more convincing evidence. Deco 20:47, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Only person I know with that last name is a devout Catholic. Similarly, a person with the first name Christian goes to my synagogue. Sorry to burst your bubble, 67.166.147.214 Cao Wei 02:14, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Oh, and on second look, his middle name is Noel...doesn't sound Jewish to me...Cao Wei 03:30, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Please see www.jewishworldreview.com/0304/grammies2004.php3 which notes that Richard Marx's father was Jewish. His late mother wasn't. Apparently, Marx was raised without religion.--Danielgill 20:44, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Richard Marx is a Christian, as he told VH1 classic and that his favorite song in the day was Have Mercy.

Unless you can prove he's a relative to either Karl Marx or Groucho Marx whom are evidently Jewish in religion or parentage, you can't assume Richard Marx is Jewish when in fact he's not in the Judaist faith. Please be cautious when one assumes one is this/that, I heard rumors about Bryan Adams was of Jewish background and there's no evidence about his religion was Judaism either. + 71.102.7.77 (talk) 08:57, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
Since there are no citations listed for any religious denominations, his religion shouldn't be categorized at all. --Candy156sweet (talk) 23:41, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Edge of a Broken Heart[edit]

Richard Marx also wrote the song "Edge of a Broken Heart" for Female 80s rock group Vixen.

I added the links and the fact to the article --Candy156sweet 03:32, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Sara Evans' Controversy[edit]

I have included facts from the latest news story that cited Sara Evans as having almost a dozen affairs including Marx, Kenny Chesney, Tony Dovolani, and the members of the rock group Three Doors Down. This edit is in no way a defamation of character to Marx; it was just a newsworthy fact that needed to be added to the article. The edit was cited and linked appropriately. --Candy156sweet 18:22, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Marx - greatest hits.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 15:44, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Removing information about Richard Marx divorce.[edit]

I just went to a Richard Marx concert in Dallas at the Cactus Club with Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon) on August 14, 2009. Mr. Marx mentioned his wife believing his song "Hazard" would be a hit when he didn't. He said "I hate when my wife is right." That means he is talking about his current wife, Cynthia Rhodes. At the beginning of the concert, he mentioned living in Chicago. Intelius.com records the last known location for Mr. Marx as being Chicago (at age 45), and lists Cynthia Rhodes as living at that location. Also, there is a link for People Magazine photos, latest date being 2002, showing Richard Marx and his family playing basketball. This proves he didn't get divorced in 1995. http://www.nctc.net/hazard/marx/cynthia/clippings.html

http://www.intelius.com/search-summary-out.php?ReportType=1&qf=Richard&qmi=&qn=Marx&qs=IL&trackit=74&focusfirst=1 SCROLL DOWN TO #8. He has lived in Sherman Oaks, CA (Los Angeles) and also Chicago. Proof he's not divorced.


There is NO mention anywhere online or on his website (I'm also in his fan club) of a new wife. Googling the name Cassidy Rae "Cassie" Cutright Marx, or any variation of that, brings no results. So, if he talks about his wife at his concert, then he's not divorced. And, there's no proof he's divorced and remarried. I suspect a troll on this website.--CreativeSoul7981 (talk) 19:00, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Someone has been spreading that kind of information for the last few month, that was just the latest. I think it's because of the "single" status on his Myspace page though it was probably just an oversight Jeremy (talk) 01:58, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Deleted Information[edit]

It has come to my attention that some information has been deleted for no reason. I will be correcting this in the next few days. In the meantime, I am removing "AOR" in the genre section. It does not properly link back to a Wiki page, and "album oriented rock" does not belong here. Adult contemporary fits well enough, and I added the Soft Rock genre to this page.--CreativeSoul7981 (talk) 06:03, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Fan Sites[edit]

Please see the discussion I had with another editor on the use of fan sites. The discussion is regarding the actress Moira Kelly and her page on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Logical_Fuzz#Moira_Kelly_page

Fan sites are on the list of links to avoid WP:ELNO. --CreativeSoul7981 (talk) 18:37, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

No pic?[edit]

Seriously, there was a good picture here a while ago, what happened to it? 83.108.194.198 (talk) 11:48, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

For some reason we can't seem to keep it on the page without being deleted. Do you know how to host an official photo properly without it being subject to deletion? Thanks in advance! --Candy156sweet (talk) 02:41, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
You mean its copyright problems? 83.108.194.198 (talk) 20:19, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Richard Marx wanted the copyrighted publicity photo placed within the Wikipedia article, but it keeps being deleted. Is there something that I can do in order to keep it up there for him? --Candy156sweet (talk) 03:09, 24 January 2010 (UTC)
I wish I knew how, maybe some experienced user or admin could help us out on this. 83.108.194.198 (talk) 13:42, 24 January 2010 (UTC)
Firstly, an admission of ignorance, I had never come across Richard Marx before this request. Since he is a living person, it would almost certainly violate WP:NFCC to have a copyrighted image of him in the article, particularly the infobox. In this edit, an attempt was made to link to an image off the Wikipedia website, which would not work. Images must be uploaded to Wikipedia first, using "upload file" in the toolbox on the left of this page. If an attempt is made to say that the image is copyrighted or use the © symbol etc, the image is likely to be deleted on WP:NFCC grounds. Even if Richard Marx agrees to the photo being used, the photographer may have copyright. This is an issue that has been covered in the New York Times, see [1]. For the image to stick, it should be copyright free and suitable for a Creative Commons license. Hope this helps.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 16:48, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

What about pictures from Picapp? [2] Or is that still under copyright? Is it just for blogs perhaps? 83.108.194.198 (talk) 18:29, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Images from Google, Flickr etc are not usually copyright free unless specifically stated otherwise. If anyone here knows Richard Marx personally, please explain the situation to him. Even a simple picture of him would be OK as long as it was copyright free.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 18:34, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for your advice! It's most appreciated and I will pass this on. Have a good one... --Candy156sweet (talk) 03:20, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Religious Categorization[edit]

There have been recent edits by the same user, from a dynamic IP, that categorized this article under a particular religious denomination. Even though Dick Marx, Richard's father, was of Jewish heritage, Marx was raised in a non-denominational household. His mother, Ruth Marx, is not of Jewish heritage. Marx never practiced or was raised in the Jewish faith. In fact, Marx has mentioned, in numerous instances, that he embraces the Christian faith, celebrates Christmas, and other related holidays. Marx has even joined in the celebration of Christmas at Graceland last year. Cynthia Rhodes, his wife, is also a practicing Baptist. Since there are no citations listed for any religious denominations, his religion shouldn't be categorized at all. If anyone has any citations showing that Richard Marx practices the Jewish faith or any other faith, please provide them and I will replace the appropriate category tag at the foot of the page. Otherwise, I can't see keeping it there. --Candy156sweet (talk) 04:47, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

I personally agree with the rational provided by Candy156sweet in this instance. The article does not mention his particular religious denomination or set of spiritual or cultural beliefs in regards to religion, and therefor should not categorized as such at this time. If it is deemed important for the article, then it should be added to the article and an adequate citation from a reliable source placed. To do otherwise would be speculation at best and incorrect at worst. Calmer Waters 08:08, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
I also agree with Candy156sweet on this issue. The account making some of those edits also made similar uncited/unreferenced claims to the Neal Schon article, and they have been reverted.  Amit  ►  18:32, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Just because someone does not practice the Jewish faith it doesnt mean the persons not Jewish!!!!!!!!! Richard Marx is Jewish through his father Dick, and Christian through his mother Ruth. I dont know why in the HELL it says of German decent??? What idiot even decided to even write that? Marx is a common Jewish European surname, and Karl Marx was also a famous European Jew. Please straighten that out. Jewish religion is the only time when someone identifies with the religion, and ethnicity. So basically weather he celebrates Hannukah means nothing. He is a Jew by blood!!

Unless there is a citation that says that he practices the Jewish faith, it has no business on the article. It has nothing to do with any religious criticism or prejudice. It has everything to do with good referencing and proper editing. Making inflammatory statements doesn't solidify your platform. --Candy156sweet (talk) 21:40, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Richard Marx birth name and place[edit]

Currently it has info about Bryan Adams- says Richard was born Bryan Guy Adams in Canada {{{{ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.28.192.174 (talk) 15:03, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Got it. Looks like some vandalism which slipped through the net. It's back to normal now. Thanks for letting us know! ŞůṜīΣĻ¹98¹Speak 15:31, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Reverted Edits[edit]

I removed edits by a dynamic IP that violated the WP:NPOV and had a distinct lack of citations. The edits had to do with the Christmas Spirit album released by Richard Marx last year, but the information and context, such as chart numbers and dates, were unusable, because of the lack of neutrality and sources. Rather than considering my edits to be of a warring nature, I wanted to post this on the talk page to explain. --Candy156sweet (talk) 01:44, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

This unregistered user continues to make these edits without citations and neutrality by using a dynamic IP. --Candy156sweet (talk) 23:58, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Better photo?[edit]

Can we give this man some dignity and display a photo worthy of a world class encyclopedia? The photo choses is pathetic, and those who will hawk this article to keep that photo really need to think about giving someone who had a genuinely successul career a little more neutrality and dignity. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.183.191.86 (talk) 07:37, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Did the subject really work at a chicken farm when he was young? Epicgenius (talk) 02:13, 23 February 2014 (UTC)