Eddie Money

This blue-collar rock icon has been making music since the late 1970s. Coming from a long line of police officers, Money was part of the New York Police Academy in the early '70s and played rock shows at night to scratch his musical itch. Interested in pursuing a rock 'n roll path, Money headed west to Berkeley, California in the late '70s. Playing gigs around the Bay Area got him noticed by Bill Graham who released his debut album in '77. His career flourished into the '80s with hits like "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Baby Hold On." His struggle with drug addiction competed with his music in the mid-'80s, but Money overcame his problems, released comeback album Can't Hold Back in '86 and continued touring through the '80s and into the '90s.