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Old 09-13-2019, 10:51 AM
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Eddie Money R.I.P.


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Old 09-13-2019, 11:20 AM
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Aw, shit! Here's wishing him two tickets to Paradise.

Damn, this makes me so sad. I'm wiping tears from my eyes.

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He did a great bit last year on The Kominsky Method where he played an Eddie Money impersonator at a casino. Very funny and some decent acting.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:26 AM
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He did a great bit last year on The Kominsky Method where he played an Eddie Money impersonator at a casino. Very funny and some decent acting.
He was also Mimi Bobeck's husband on The Drew Carey Show. She wanted to get an annulment so she could marry Steve.
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Aww
Too bad.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:59 AM
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So where's the other ticket?

He only needed one for this last trip.
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He was in a Geico commercial. He had a gift for self-parody.

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Just learned some cool trivia about "Shakin'":

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The video for the single featured actress/model Patricia Kotero, better known as Apollonia, as the female doing the "shakin". She would later go on to co-star in the film Purple Rain. Rae's Diner, located on Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica, CA is featured in the video. It is still in business today.
RIP, Eddie.
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:12 PM
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Aw, he rocked. RIP, Eddie.
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:36 PM
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Mishear lyric: "I've got two ticks and a pair of lice."
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:36 PM
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Eddie may not be legendary, but he was one of my faves growing up.

RIP Eddie!
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:05 PM
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Aww, Eddie, there goes my favorite Red Meat comic; in which Bug-Eyed Earl talks about antique shops and the beat-up old rocker he saw in one (Eddie Money).
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:14 PM
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RIP Mr. Money; you done good.

A handful of truly fantastic earworm songs and a terrific stage presence; Eddie Money totally fucking rocks!

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Old 09-13-2019, 01:29 PM
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For any youngsters who aren't familiar with Eddie Money, (and for those of us who know him, too):

Eddie Money - Shakin' (my favorite song of his)
Eddie Money - Two Tickets to Paradise
Eddie Money - Baby Hold On
Eddie Money - Think I'm In Love
Eddie Money - Take Me Home Tonight

I've heard each of these songs hundreds, if not thousands, of times and yet they all still sound fresh and vital to me.

Again: RIP Eddie; you done real good.

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Wow - that's so sad. My folks actually saw him live what feels like a few years back now. RIP...
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:26 PM
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Many, many years ago my brother was touring with Eddie as a roadie, so he got me tickets to the show and then brought me back to the tour bus to meet him. Eddie was already hanging around in his boxer shorts by the time I go there. It was...awkward.

He really did not have the face to pull off rock band front man (i.e. dude was ugly) and yet...somehow he did. He produced some really tight little numbers that were pretty perfect for their time.
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He seemed like a genuinely decent guy, an easy-going, self-deprecating family man who never fell for all the rock-star trappings. RIP Eddie.
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It's weird that I just put Eddie Money into rotation on my playlist and then he dies.

Fun fact: before he made it in music he was a member of the NYPD.
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I have to ask: how big was he in the USA? Here in Germany, he was a classic one hit wonder with "Take Me Home Tonight", I've never heard another of his songs, not even "Two Tickets To Paradise" that is mentioned as his other great hit in the obituaries.
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I have to ask: how big was he in the USA? Here in Germany, he was a classic one hit wonder with "Take Me Home Tonight", I've never heard another of his songs, not even "Two Tickets To Paradise" that is mentioned as his other great hit in the obituaries.
He was big in the USA in the 80s. He had tons of singles, was always getting his songs played on classic rock radio stations, and had numerous videos on MTV.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:58 PM
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Aye; Eddie Money was a US rock radio staple from 1977 (his eponymous debut album) until the early 1990s. Solid, blues-based bar-band rock-and-roll. Check out the links in post #14, eh.
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Fun fact: before he made it in music he was a member of the NYPD.
Sort of. Edward Mahoney was hired by the NYPD and was employed prior to training. He never finished the academy and was only considered a “trainee.”

Some sources I’ve seen said his grandfather, father and brother were NYPD but I haven’t seen it verified.

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It's probably for the best that he never actually became a cop. Once the Police Academy movies started rolling off the assembly line, he would have had to deal with endless jokes about being Officer Mahoney.
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Sort of. Edward Mahoney was hired by the NYPD and was employed prior to training. He never finished the academy and was only considered a “trainee.”

Some sources I’ve seen said his grandfather, father and brother were NYPD but I haven’t seen it verified.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost....p-mystery/amp/
Ignorance fought. I will tweak that info in my trivia bank. Well done sir.
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Ignorance fought. I will tweak that info in my trivia bank. Well done sir.
Not really ignorance. At times Eddie Money inflated his involvement with the department. At times he said he was a cop for two years. Other times he was truthful.
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Old 09-15-2019, 12:18 AM
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RIP, Eddie. Man when did you get old?

I have a memory if him in the 1980s telling an interviewer that he was the only non-cop male in his family.
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For any youngsters who aren't familiar with Eddie Money, (and for those of us who know him, too):

Eddie Money - Shakin' (my favorite song of his)
Eddie Money - Two Tickets to Paradise
Eddie Money - Baby Hold On
Eddie Money - Think I'm In Love
Eddie Money - Take Me Home Tonight

I've heard each of these songs hundreds, if not thousands, of times and yet they all still sound fresh and vital to me.

Again: RIP Eddie; you done real good.
Couldn’t stop in without mentioning my favorite by him: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7FdYRq8-6kM
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The only time I saw him live was when he sang the National Anthem at an Orioles game.
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:54 AM
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In drafting class in HS (1983), there was a stoner who sat behind me, and he would sing this song to himself. But he would change the lyrics to, "I think I'm on drugs. And my life's a blur."

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Old 09-15-2019, 08:16 AM
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Aye; that's an old sophomoric amusement: change "love" to "drugs" in almost any song. We were all stymied by Huey Lewis & the News tho.
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