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It's never the right time to say goodbye to Richard Marx



Hopefully you followed The '80s Cruise podcasts this past week as we lived vicariously through Steve and Brad on their week long voyage of fun. I'm sure they didn't want to leave, but the real world was waiting for their return and with Richard Marx as the last concert scheduled is was Too Late For Goodbyes.

1989 was the year of Richard Marx. In April, he released his sophomore album Repeat Offender and the No. 1 album was such a smash that it yielded five Top 40 hits and carried on well into 1990. When Angelia peaked at No. 4, it was record-setting as Marx became the first solo artist to hit the Top 5 with his first seven singles. That streak was snapped when the next single Too Late For Goodbyes, co-written by Fee Waybill of The Tubes, only made it to No. 12 at the beginning of 1990.

The video for Too Late For Goodbyes finds Marx in a reflective mood driving down the highway thinking about his concerts and for some reason Lt. Harris from Police Academy makes a brief cameo. In the video, Marx declines to pick up the female hitchhiker, probably because the handsome singer has never had a problem with attracting woman as he was married to Cynthia Rhodes (Dirty Dancing) in the late '80s and just recently wed former MTV-VJ/model Daisy Fuentes.

Even when the hits stopped in the mid-90s, Marx and his $5 crumpled bill (the legendary Sean Daly story told in Episode 191) still keep busy recording and touring with his most recent album, Beautiful Goodbye, being released in 2014.

[Last modified: Monday, March 7, 2016 11:02am]


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