Money performing live at GateCon, in 2008
|Birth name||Edward Joseph Mahoney|
|Born||March 21, 1949|
New York City, New York
Edward Joseph Mahoney (born March 21, 1949), known professionally as Eddie Money, is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who had success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums. Money is well known for songs like "Baby Hold On", "Two Tickets To Paradise", "Maybe I'm A Fool", "Think I'm in Love", "Shakin'", "Take Me Home Tonight", "I Wanna Go Back", "Walk on Water", "The Love in Your Eyes", and "Peace in Our Time".
Money wrote and performed original songs for the films Americathon (1979), Over The Top, Back to the Beach (both 1987), and Kuffs (1992), along with the television series Hardball (1989–1990).
Eddie Money was born Edward Joseph Mahoney into a large Irish Catholic family in Brooklyn and raised in Seaford, New York, on Long Island, the son of Dorothy and Daniel P. Mahoney. His mother has Jewish ancestry. His grandfather, father, and one of his brothers were members of the New York City Police Department and he himself was an NYPD trainee for a period of time. However, as his interest in music intensified, he eventually ended his law enforcement career in favor of becoming a full-time musician.
Money moved to Berkeley, California, and became a regular at city clubs, where he secured a recording contract with Columbia Records. In the late 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 decline after an unsuccessful album in 1983, 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 100. The hit "I Wanna Go Back" was from the same album. Money followed the album with another Top 10 hit, "Walk on Water" (1988), but his Top 40 career ended following the number 21 placement of "I'll Get By" in 1992. During the 1990s and 2000s, Money continued to release numerous compilation albums as well as albums featuring new material.
Since 1992, Money has traditionally opened the summer concert season for DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. In January 2010, he performed a medley of his hit singles during the halftime performance at the Liberty Bowl. He still tours regularly, often accompanied by other prominent rock acts from the 1970s and 1980s.
- Eddie Money (1977)
- Life for the Taking (1978)
- Playing for Keeps (1980)
- No Control (1982)
- Where's the Party? (1983)
- Can't Hold Back (1986)
- Nothing to Lose (1988)
- Right Here (1991)
- Love and Money (1995)
- Ready Eddie (1999)
- Wanna Go Back (2007)
- Covers (Vol 1 & 2) (2010)
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