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Musical TV Memories – Singing Soap Stars!

I was in the mood for another edition of Musical TV Memories, and had so many ideas, I decided to dedicate an entire week to it!

For today’s edition, prepare yourself for some magnificent mullets and sugary songs brought to you by some of daytime TV’s finest. Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you a salute to Singing Soap Stars!

The Man: Jack Wagner
The Character: Andrew “Frisco” Jones
The Soap: General Hospital
The Song: All I Need

Jack Wagner is probably best known as both a daytime and nighttime soap star. He was probably one of my faves on Melrose Place, but long before that, he was Frisco on GH, and in love with a gal named Tanya. “All I Need” was for her, but she married Frisco’s brother Tony instead. Where is he now? Back in the world of daytime soaps, as Dominick on Bold and the Beautiful.

The Man: Michael Damian
The Character: Danny Romalotti
The Soap: The Young and the Restless
The Song: Rock On

Michael Damian was Danny Romalotti, Genoa City’s own rock star on Young and the Restless. He also had a moderately successful musical career, mainly outside the US, during much of the 80s. Then he landed a song on the soundtrack of teen flick Dream a Little Dream, a remake of of “Rock On”, which ended up being a huge hit. Damian is still making music, and occasionally returns to the Young and the Restless.

The Man: Rick Springfield
The Character: Dr. Noah Drake
The Soap: General Hospital
The Song: Jessie’s Girl

Rick Springfield has to be my favourite of the singing soap stars. Jessie’s Girl is probably the song he’s most known for, but I’ve always been a fan “Love Somebody” from his 1984 film Hard to Hold. He briefly returned to General Hospital in 2008, and later this year, he’ll be on Californication as himself.

Honorable mentions have to go to Kylie Minogue (Neighbours), Gloria Loring (Days of our Lives), Ricky Martin (General Hospital), and Ronn Moss (Bold and the Beautiful).

Did anyone else have a fave singer/soap star? Let me know by commenting. And don’t forget to check out some more Musical TV Memories tomorrow!


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Rick Springfield Cast on Californication!

Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield

This past weekend, when surfing local concert listings, I noticed that Rick Springfield, my absolute favourite actor/singer of the 80s, is doing a show at nearby Casino Rama.

On Tuesday, EW’s Michael Ausiello revealed that the man behind 80s anthem “Jessie’s Girl” and General Hospital’s Dr. Noah Drake has been cast on the upcoming season of Showtime’s Californication – as himself!

Apparently the role calls for some “tasteful nudity” and “simulated sex”. If you can’t wait to see Springfield’s tushie, may I suggest checking out his 1984 film Hard to Hold. I think it’s time for this gal to reconnect the VCR and break out my VHS copy!

Who else is excited to see Springfield on Californication?


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