Edward Joseph Mahoney, 2 March 1949, New York City, New York, USA. Legend has it that Brooklyn native Edward Mahoney was a New York police officer when first discovered by promoter Bill Graham (he was, in fact, a NYPD typist). Nevertheless, under Grahams managerial wing, Mahoney became Eddie Money and produced two hit singles in Baby Hold On and Two Tickets To Paradise from his self-titled debut, to begin a career that saw him maintain arena-headlining status in America with a series of consistently fine R&B-flavoured AOR records. His 1978 release Life For The Taking produced two more hits, Rock And Roll The Place and Maybe Im A Fool, as Money built a strong live reputation that freed him from the constraining need for radio or MTV airplay to sell albums or concert tickets, although the hits continued to come. The mid-80s release Wheres The Party? saw a slight dip in form, but Money stormed back...
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