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Richard Marx Biography

Birth Name:
Richard Noel Marx
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer

Fast Facts

  • Parents worked in the field of commercial jingles: His father was a composer and his mother was a singer
  • Sang backup on the Lionel Richie hits "All Night Long" and "Running With the Night
  • " Met his wife Cynthia Rhodes while writing a song for her film Staying Alive (1983); has also contributed music to the sound tracks for St
  • Elmo's Fire (1985), The Goonies (1985) and Tequila Sunrise (1988)
  • To promote his 1991 album, Rush Street, he performed five concerts in a 24-hour period, starting in Baltimore and finishing in Los Angeles
  • Wrote and produced the 2000 'N Sync hit "This I Promise You
  • " Wrote Keith Urban's 2011 country hit "Long Hot Summer," which gave Marx a run of four consecutive decades in which tunes Marx wrote or cowrote were chart-toppers
  • Was music producer for short-lived series The Playboy Club
  • Sang "The Star -Spangled Banner" at the 2011 Auto Club 400