Biography of Richard MarxRichard Marx is a famous singer, whose fame was brought by heartfelt ballads and other songs about love. His repertoire has a great many beautiful songs, and therefore the work of this wonderful artist always remains close to millions of listeners in different parts of the Earth.
The early years, childhood and the family of Richard MarxRichard Noel Marks was born on September 16, 1963 in one of the largest US cities - Chicago. The creative atmosphere has surrounded him since childhood, and therefore music has always been an integral part of the life of our today's hero. The thing is, both parents of the artist were also musicians.
Mom was a fairly successful pop singer, and her father earned a living by writing so-called jingles - short songs for commercials and television programs. In addition, significant contributions to the professional development of Richard Marx were made by such musicians as Lionel Richie and Billy Joel, whose work since childhood really liked Richard Marx.
Richard Marx in his youth
In school, Richard Marx was interrupted by odd jobs. Sometimes he performed in bars and clubs, but most often he sang at school parties for his peers. In 1982, having received a high school diploma, the young musician went to Los Angeles, where he decided to start his professional career. However, life, as always presented, a few surprises, and therefore the ascent to the heights of the musical Olympus was not as rapid as he expected. Left without a livelihood, Richard Marks, like his father, earned writing jingles, which later, often, he himself performed.
Richard Marks - Right Here Waiting For You
Star Trek singer Richard MarxOnly six years later, the demo tapes of Richard Marx attracted the attention of the president of the large record company EMI / Manhattan Records. The young musician was offered a good contract, and therefore very soon our today's hero recruited the necessary team of musicians and began to record his debut album.
As a result, many years of waiting paid off in full. The album "Richard Marx" immediately after its release became very popular, and soon gained platinum status. The huge success seemed completely unexpected for everyone. But not for Marx himself. He believed in himself, and therefore, he always seemed to be holding several trump cards up his sleeve.
As a result, a talented Chicago musician went on a tour of North America at the very moment when his three compositions hit the Billboard Hot 100. The artist's popularity grew like a snowball. So, very soon one of his compositions - “Hold on to the nights” - reached the very top of the American music charts.
Richard Marx Hazard
Subsequently, the musician has released nine more albums, as well as countless collections, “live performers” and single singles. Practical each plate subsequently had some success. Due to the huge number of soulful ballads, Richard Marx was called "the king of love songs." However, the musician did not manage to hold out on the kingdom for long.
No, no, Richard Marks still performed with concerts and pleased the audience with new compositions, but over time, interest in his work from the audience slowly rolled down. Our today's hero has changed his musical style several times, tacking between blues, rock and pop music. However, nothing helped, and in a certain period the hero of the past simply faded into the background, giving up the first lines to younger and more lively performers.
Richard Marx is currentlyIn recent years, Richard Marx has often worked as a songwriter and producer. Most often, the composer collaborates with Sarah Brightman and Josh Groban.It is noteworthy that in our new quality our today's hero also reached impressive heights. In 2004, Richard Marx received a Grammy Award for the song "Dance with My Father", written for Luther Vandross. Such high recognition finally approved the musician as a well-known producer and composer.
Richard Marx's songs are popular all over the world.
Personal life of Richard MarxSince January 1989, Richard Marx has been married to the singer and actress Cynthia Rhodes. The couple have three sons. Currently, the entire family of the famous musician lives in the small town of Lake Bluff, not far from the large and lively Chicago.
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