Full Name: Edward Joseph Mahoney
Born : March 21, 1949
New York City, U.S.
Died September 13, 2019 (aged 70)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: NYPD Officer, Singer-song writer, multi-instrumentalist
Years active: 1974–2019
Spouse(s) Laurie Harris (m. 1989)
Origin Berkeley, California
Rockpop rockhard rock
Jimmy Lyon, Ronnie Spector, Vince Gill, Valerie Carter, Jesse Money
Who is Eddie Money?
Eddie Money is an American born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, also know as Edward Joseph Mahoney, who was born (March 21, 1949 – September 13, 2019). He had his success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 songs and platinum albums. Money is well known for songs such as “Baby Hold On”, “Two Tickets to Paradise”, “Think I’m in Love”, “Shakin'”, “Take Me Home Tonight”, “I Wanna Go Back”, “Walk on Water”, and “The Love in Your Eyes”.
Eddie Money Early years
Edward Joseph Mahoney was born into a large Irish Catholic family in Brooklyn. His parents were Dorothy Elizabeth (née Keller) and Daniel Patrick Mahoney. He grew up on Long Island. Like his grandfather, father, and brother, Money was a member of the New York City Police Department; he left after two years to pursue a career in music. In 1968, Money moved to California.
Eddie Money Career Music career
Money, center, in 1990
After moving to Berkeley, California, Money became a regular at city clubs. 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 “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin'”.His career began to decline after an unsuccessful album in 1983 and struggles with drug addiction.
Money made a comeback in 1986, and returned to the mainstream rock spotlight with the album Can’t Hold Back. “Take Me Home Tonight”, a duet with Ronnie Spector, peaked at no. 4 in the United States. “I Wanna Go Back” reached no. 14, and “Endless Nights” peaked at no. 21. Can’t Hold Back was certified platinum. Money followed that album with Nothing to Lose (1988). That album featured the Top 10 hit “Walk on Water” (1988) and the Top 40 hit “The Love in Your Eyes” (1989).
From 1992 on Money 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.
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).
Health issues led Money to cancel his summer tour in July 2019. He had developed pneumonia while recovering from heart valve surgery. While planning to hit the road later that year, he was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. Money died on September 13, 2019.
Money made several television appearances on American sitcoms. He played himself on an episode of the sitcom The King of Queens in May 2002, which also used his name. He played himself on an episode of The Drew Carey Show (“Drew’s Stomachache”) in which he had been Mimi’s first husband early in his career, and they never made their divorce official.
The Money Family appreciates and is very grateful for the thoughts and prayers of Eddie’s friends and fans as he continues to recuperate from his heart valve procedure. pic.twitter.com/t4bs0HQx8X
— Eddie Money (@ImEddieMoney) June 6, 2019
In 2012, Money appeared in a GEICO insurance commercial in which he owns a travel agency and sings “Two Tickets to Paradise” to a family that wants tickets for a vacation.
In 2018, Money appeared in episode 6 of The Kominsky Method as a fictional version of himself, indebted to the IRS, portraying the character Freddie Money in an eponymous tribute band at a casino to avoid further tax problems.
A reality television series about Money and his family, Real Money, debuted on AXS TV on April 8, 2018. An episode sharing his cancer diagnosis aired on the AXS TV network one day before he died. The show’s second season was expected to follow Money’s “journey as he tells his family about the disease and undergoes treatment.”
Eddie Money Personal Relationship, life and death
Money married his wife Laurie Harris in 1989. They have five children: Zachary, Jessica, Joseph, Julian, and Desmond. He “made his home” in the Bay Area, performing regularly in San Francisco clubs.
That girl was shakin’!
Happy birthday to my beautiful wife Laurie
Love you forever
— Eddie Money (@ImEddieMoney) May 15, 2017
Money joined a 12-step program in 2001. Of his addiction, he said that he came to the realization that he did not need drugs or alcohol for his “quick wit”.
On August 24, 2019, Money, a long-time smoker, revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. He died from complications from heart valve surgery at the hospital in Los Angeles on September 13, 2019, at age 70. The family statement read in part, “It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music.
Eddie Money’s net worth
Eddie Money’s net worth in 2019 is $20 million, as estimated by Celebrity Net Worth.
Eddie Money discography
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)
Brand New Day (2019)
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