Eddie Money ("Take Me Home Tonight") at B.B. King Blues Club
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The last date listed for Eddie Money was Tuesday December 1, 2015 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm).
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I am a big 80s music fan and decided why not when I saw these tickets in a smaller venue. I was super impressed with his talent, he plays sax and harmonica. His voice sounds the same as it did in the past. He had some very funny comments and the...continued
Eddie Money was born Edward Joseph Mahoney in 1949 in Brooklyn. Although he dreamed of being a musician, after high school he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a police officer. In 1968, after serving as a New York City Police Officer for two years, Money put his law enforcement career on hold to pursue music. He moved to Berkeley, California, and began performing at local clubs. Then, in 1976, after changing his surname from Mahoney to Money, his fate changed forever when he was introduced to legendary promoter Bill Graham. The two quickly became close, with Graham serving as both a mentor and manager to Money. Said Graham of Money: “Eddie Money has it all … not only can he sing, write, and play, but he is a natural performer.”
After signing a recording contract with Columbia Records, Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. Fans immediately fell in love with his sound, and the album, which sold Double Platinum, featured hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Money followed the success of this debut with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era’s most creative videos for songs like “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin’.” In 1986, Money released his smash hit album Can’t Hold Back, which featured the classic, Grammy-nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight.” The song reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went Platinum and also featured the hit “I Wanna Go Back.”
These days, Money continues to delight new and old fans alike at venues throughout the country. Having opened the summer concert season at the famous DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit for nearly 20 years, Money draws fans from all over who are eager to see the legendary musician. Ask any concert attendees and they’ll tell you he retains his signature style and performs with the same passion today as he did more than 30 years ago. With a long and incredible career of platinum sales and Top 40 hits, Money’s music continues to transcend generational gaps and shape the music of today.