Monday, October 18, 2010


Rick Springfield at Indigo - Manulife Centre in Toronto
Australian-born Actor/Singer/Songwriter Rick Springfield hasn't been v. public of late but did arrive in Toronto today to promote his new Autobiography Late, Late at Night released just last week. Many of us who grew up in the '80s will remember him as Dr. Noah Drake from Soap Opera General Hospital, but Springfield is best remembered for his 1982 smash hit Jessie's Girl which won him a Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.  Oh yeah, him!

At the peak of his fame, Springfield decided to step away from the spotlight and he has been dealing with Depression for many, many years since.  This new book is a deep, dark look at the internal struggles he has faced and apparently it is quite juicy, recounting many of his sexual adventures and even his brush with Suicide.

Looking rather youthful for 61 years of age, Springfield got up-close and personal for his mostly female fans, posing cheek-to-cheek in photos.  Part-way through his Autograph Singing tonight at Indigo Manulife Centre, a Starbucks Coffee was fetched over to him as per request and quickly he zipped through the session in less than an hour, being rushed-off by his Handler.

Check out some more photos from the session below:

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)


  1. I thought it was great when he pushed the table and chair back and instead of sitting behind the table he sat on top of it to sign the books and put his arm around each person who came up for a photo.

    Some people had been in line since the store opened, and some came from as far away as Ottawa. I was surprised the line only last 45 minutes. I was expecting way more people!

    Hope he will come to play in concert in the TO area.