If you are a fan of rock songs, then you may be familiar with the name Eddie Money. He is one of the legendary American rock singer and songwriter. He had succeeded in his career between the 1970s and 1980s.
Eddie Money: Early Life, and Education
Eddie Money with Edward Joseph Mahoney was born on 21 March 1949 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Daniel Patrick Mahoney was a police officer, where his mother, Dorothy Elizabeth was a homemaker. He spent his childhood in Woodhaven, Quins. He had a brother who worked in the New York City Police Department.
When he was young, he chooses to move in the same path of his family in the police department. Later, he left in 1968 to pursue his music career. And talking about his education status, he had graduated from Island Trees High School.
Eddie Money’s Career Journey
Eddie Money, when he was 11, he started to sing in a street and played in rock bands. When his bandmates didn’t let him join and his father didn’t support him in his career, then he moved to Berkeley California. There he was trained by the vocal coach Judy Davis. He used to earn money by selling bell-bottoms. In a club, San Francisco Bay Area, he used to perform there regularly. Later, then he was noticed by Bill Graham. After that, then he signed a contract with Columbia Records.
He had released his debut album with two songs: ‘Baby Hold On’ and ‘Two Ticket To Paradise’ in the same year. After gaining the taste of success in the late 1970s and early 1980s, later he was addicted to drugs. Later, in 1986, he came back to the music industry with the new album ‘Can’t Hold Back’, which is also one of the hit songs in the late 90s. Then he recorded his seventh studio album ‘Nothing To Lose’, ‘Walk on Wate’, and ‘The Love in Your Eyes’ in 1988.
Later, he had started the summer concert season for DTE Energy Music Theatre in Michigan, since 1992. After that, in 2008, he was listed into the Long Island Music Hall of Frame. It was announced to the public that he will release the album ‘Brand New Day’ on 10 May, but, because of his death, later it was confirmed to be released on 17 April 2020.
Eddie Money: Wife, Kids, and Death
Eddie Money was a married man, where he had spent 30 years together with his spouse Laurie Money. Previously, Eddie had married Margo Lee Walker in 1984 at Valentine’s Day. Later, their together life didn’t go well, and later they separated after some years. The rock singer and Laurie first met in 1985. They together had given birth to 5 children: Zachary, Jessica, Joseph, Julian, and Desmond. Also, visit his Instagram.
Eddie Money with his family
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As we mentioned above, he once was badly addicted to drugs. Besides that, he had also a bad habit of drinking. Later, his sciatic nerve was damaged, due to an overdose of a synthetic barbiturate. Because of that, he was unable to move or walk for a couple of months. In 2001, he joined a twelve-step program to get rid of his drinking habit. Later in 2013, he was changed for his family.
According to some sources, he had done the surgery of the heart valve and contracted pneumonia. On 24 August 2019, it was made public that he diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. On 13 September 2019, the legendary rock singer was passed away in a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 70.
Eddie Money’s Net worth & Social Media Profiles
Eddie Spent his entire life with the music. He may have accumulated a massive amount of money from his music career and featuring in the movies. He had worked in different commercials. At the time of his death, his net worth has an estimation of around $15 million.
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