Eddie Money was born Edward Joseph Mahoney on March 21, 1949, in Brooklyn, New York. Although he dreamed of being a musician, after high school, Eddie 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, Eddie’s fate changed when he was introduced to legendary promoter Bill Graham while performing at one of Graham’s events. 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 Money’s sound, and the album, which went double platinum, featured hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Money followed the success of his debut album 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 Can’t Hold Back, which featured the classic, Grammy-Nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight.” The song reached number 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 attendee 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.
In September of 2016 Eddie Money appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Where are they Now”, highlighting his career and TV show (in-production) focusing on his family life. Eddie will perform as part of iHeart Radio’s “iHeart80’s” concert taking place in San Jose, CA in January 2017. Last year’s live show included 13,000 attendees, 642 million social media impressions and was promoted in a nationwide campaign across 250+mainstream AC, HOT AC, CHR and Classic Hits Stations as well as a TV broadcast by AT&T Entertainment.
Two Tickets to Paradise” | “Baby Hold On”|“Shakin”
“Think I’m In Love” | “Take Me Home Tonight”
Rock icon Eddie Money is back on the road with an all-star band! A student of legendary vocal coach Judy
Davis and prodigy of manager Bill Graham, Money began his career in the late 1970s belting out hit after hit.
The early days of MTV and music videos launched Eddie Money into stardom. An accomplished musician, he
sings, he writes, and plays the saxophone, harmonica and piano.
Eddie has recorded over a dozen albums of his own (selling over 28 million records), and has done numerous
projects in television and film. Spring 2001's David Spade film "Joe Dirt" features Eddie Money as Joe Dirt's
rock and roll idol. Last season he turned up as Mimi's ex-husband in an episode of "The Drew Carey Show".
He's currently working on theme songs for Arena Football and Major League Baseball.
"Everything I do, I do it for you". Eddie Money says it at least once, every show. And he means it. This straight
up rock and roll icon has been making music and delivering it to his fans since the mid 70's, and wouldn't have
it any other way. With hits like "Two Tickets To Paradise", "Baby Hold On", "Walk On Water", "Think I'm In
Love" and "Shakin", Eddie continues to be one of the hardest working men in rock and roll.