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Richard Marx and Rick Springfield: One Night Only

By • Oct 12th, 2017 • Category: Feature Articles

Article by Jennifer Reid Morris

Bringing their acoustic show to The Joint at Hard Rock Tulsa on October 8, 2017 Richard Marx and Rick Springfield lite up a Sunday night in a laid back, casual atmosphere.

As Richard Marx put it, “tonight you get two Dicks. I’ve always thought, if you have more than one dick, it’s better to be the first dick! So here I am!” As he continued through the set with comical one liners, stories from his past, loving stories of his children and a devilish smile that can still melt the hearts of women everywhere, he proved he is a one man show. His guitars, his voice, his classics and standing solo is all he needed to keep the crowd completely entertained. The absence of a full band was not even present.  

After a brief intermission, Rick Springfield gingerly took the stage to a welcoming crowd. He explained he would not be playing guitar as he had pulled some tendons in arm and was joined by on stage by a band member who took up acoustic duties. Performing a short set of classics, he displayed his emotional side with stories of his parents and inspiration for songs like “My Father’s Chair.” With both now gone, it’s obvious his affection for them is abundant still. With lots of energy and prestine tambourine skills, he delivered an overall jovial, solid performance.

A very intimate show, a very reminiscent night. 

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