Eddie Money (born 21 March 1949 in New York City; actually Edward Joseph Mahoney ) is an American rock singer.
In the early 1970s, he attended the New York Police Academy to - like his father - to become a police officer. Soon, however, he discovered his talent as a singer and signed in 1976 with CBS Records a record deal.
He emigrated to California in Berkeley. His debut album Eddie Money contained, inter alia, the piece Two Tickets To Paradise, with whom he reached number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. The following year, he made it with Baby Hold On in eleventh place the U.S. top ten. However, his most famous song was not published until almost a decade later: In 1986, his play Take Me Home Tonight, which he recorded together with Ronnie Spector ( The Ronettes ), on the Billboard charts in fourth place.
His last hit was Peace in our time of 1989. Albums of 1991 and 1992 were more or less ignored by the general public and therefore Columbia announced him the contract. Nevertheless, he published in 1999 the album Ready Eddie.
In 2007, he put the album Wanna go back before a tribute to the rock of the 1960s, when he and his band toured as The Grapes of Wrath 15 -year-old under his real name Eddie Mahoney through the country.
With this nostalgic program, he traveled with the band Eddie Money in 2007 by the States. Several times he sang his old hit Take me home tonight with his daughter Jessica.
As a result kingdom for a day of the sitcom The King of Queens he played himself in a cameo itself He sang his songs and Shakin Save a little room in your head for me live. The song Two Tickets To Paradise is heard in this context also a few times and continues the story of the episode.