This weekend there will be another Saturday Night Springfield Special, which is hours and hours of Rick Springfield music.
And to any naysayers who are ready with a sarcastic comment: No, that doesn’t mean a continuous loop of “Working Class Dog” and “Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet.” We’re talking hours and hours of RS songs where no song is repeated – five decades worth of music.
This show is thanks to Rowdy Ron, a DJ/comedian that has created a little community with his online radio show that he’s been doing for eight years. Last weekend, he announced that he is planning only four more shows – one being this weekend’s Saturday Night Springfield Special. (His shows are on Friday and Saturday nights and he’s announced that his last show, on June 4, will be devoted to Prince.)
My first Saturday Night Springfield Special was in December 2014, which was seven hours straight of RS music! It was so cool because there were so many songs I had never heard before – for fans who stopped listening in the 1980s, it’s a great opportunity to discover what RS has done since. In past years, Rowdy Ron also did these shows in honor of RS’s birthday in August, which are fun to listen to not only for the music, but because Rowdy Ron is so funny. He has also done many wonderful interviews with musicians, authors and other special guests on his shows.
The Saturday night show will also help raise funds for Ruben Velasco, RS’s guitar tech who is battling cancer. (Click here to learn about the Still Rockin’ for Ruben campaign and here to visit the YouCaring page.)
Thanks to Rowdy Ron for sharing your love of music and for all your entertaining shows! Best of luck on your future endeavors!