After deciding that following in the family footsteps of becoming a life time police officer was not what he wanted, Eddie Money (then Eddie Mahoney) in the late 1960’s moved out to Berkeley, California to pursue a career in music. His journey led him to a meeting with legendary promoter Bill Graham who soon took Money under his wings. The result was a career that thrives to this day. With his first album released in 1977, Money introduced his raspy voice to mainstream radio with “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” For the next decade, Money continued to pour out the hits, including “Think I’m In Love,” “Shakin,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “I Wanna Go Back,” and “Walk On Water.” Not content to rest on his classic rock laurels, Money recently released the single “One More Soldier Coming Home,” a heartstring tugging ballad dedicated to the men and women in service to our country. All proceeds from that single have been donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a private, non-profit organization that supports both the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation and severely wounded service members and veterans.
For those classic rock warriors that think they know their trivia, the answer to the question, who was the first guitarist ever shown in an MTV video and what was the second video ever played on MTV will get to see the answer in person when Pat Benatar and her husband, guitarist Neil Giraldo take the stage and hopefully will perform “You Better Run,” the answer to that question. An accomplished classically trained singer, Pat Benatar released her first album, “In The Heat of The Night,” in 1979 which instantly shot Benatar to fame with hits such as “Heartbreaker,” and “We Live For Love,” the latter song penned by her soon to be husband Giraldo. From there, Benatar won four consecutive Grammy awards for Best Female Rock Performance and was nominated for that award eight times during the 1980’s. Benatar dominated 1980’s MTV and radio play with songs such as “You Better Run,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Hell Is For Children,” “Fire and Ice,” “Shadows of the Night,” “Love is a Battlefield,” and “We Belong,” among many others. Just recently Pat and Neil celebrated their thirtieth wedding anniversary proving that show business relationships can last.
Tickets for the Eddie Money/Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo show can be purchased through The Good Life Festival Website and range from $30 for lawn seat General Admission seating, $40 for reserved seating or $120 for VIP seating and benefits. Tickets are also available at the site of the show.