Eddie Money Through the Years

Lawrence Kim
September 14, 2019

Singer Eddie Money died Friday at the age of 70 after a battle with stage four esophageal cancer. In all he sold more than 28 million records, his website said.

Money announced his battle with cancer on August 24 in a video clip that teased the September 12 full episode. Money landed a deal with Columbia Records, and in 1977 he released his self-titled album, which produced the top 40 hits "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise". "It was a misunderstanding and I thought it was a amusing joke because I got Jewish blood in me".

Read on to see what others had to say about Money.

Money says he discovered he had cancer after what he thought was a routine checkup.

Eddie Money, the star of the AXS TV reality series Real Money and the classic rock mainstay behind 1970s and 1980s hits like Two Tickets to Paradise, Take Me Home Tonight, Think I'm in Love, Shakin' and Baby Hold On, died Friday, less than a month after announcing his esophageal cancer diagnosis.

Born Edward Joseph Mahoney in Brooklyn, New York, he briefly served as a member of the NYPD before moving out to California in 1968 to try his hand in the music business. He released 11 albums throughout his career. His biggest hit, however, came a decade later when "Take Me Home Tonight" peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora tweeted "God Bless Eddie Money", while Debbie Gibson called him a "true legend".

The track featured Ronnette's front woman Ronnie Spector, but Money had to put in work to convince Spector, then 43, to dust off her microphone and head back into the studio with him.

Rick Springfield also paid tribute to Money on Twitter.

Singer Richard Marx took to Twitter to remember Money. He was 70 years old.

While on tour earlier this year, however, the multi-instrumentalist was was forced to cancel the summer leg of his tour after developing pneumonia.

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