Brooklyn, NY's Edward Joseph Mahoney (Eddie Money)
started out his career as a police officer in the 1960's before becoming
a rock star in the 1970's and 80's. His grandfather, father, and
brother were all NYC officers. After two years as a police
officer, the pull of music was stronger than his desire for law
enforcement, so Eddie moved to California and became a club act staple.
In 1976, Eddie changed his stage name to "Money" and
quickly landed a record deal with Columbia Records. Eddie Money's
release hit shelves in 1977 and featured the two hit songs "Baby Hold
On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise"). More hits followed.
"Think I'm In Love" and "Shakin'" came off his 1982 release,
which featured the equally successful music videos. The
song "Take Me Home Tonight", which came of his 1986 release,
Hold Back, charted at no. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Another song from this album you will remember is "I Wanna Go Back".
The hit song "Walk on Water" was released in 1988 on Nothing to Lose,
and Eddie's final top 40 hit came with 1991's "I'll Get By" from the
album Right Here.
Since his heyday, Eddie Money has been found both on
stage and in the studio. His long career has netted him new fans,
appearances on shows like King of Queens and The Drew Carey Show, and
found his music featured on Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto. At
the time of this writing, the Eddie Money Discography was as follows:1977: Eddie Money
1978: Life for the Taking
1980: Playing for Keeps
1982: No Control
1983: Where's the Party?
1986: Can't Hold Back
1988: Nothing to Lose
1989: Eddie Money's Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money
1991: Right Here
1992: Unplug It In
1995: Love and Money
1997: Super Hits
1998: Greatest Hits Live Encore Collection
1999: Ready Eddie
2001: Best of Eddie Money
2007: Wanna Go Back
2008: The Very Best of Eddie Money
2009: Triple Feature
2012: Greatest Hits