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FEB 06, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Rick Springfield Talks About The Real Woman Behind His '80s Hit 'Jessie's Girl' (VIDEO)

Could you unknowingly be the subject of Rick Springfield's iconic '80s love song? If you've ever dated a man named Gary, it's possible. When Springfield appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" back in 2008, he explained that "Jessie's Girl," his chart-topping 1981 hit, is about a real woman. He did, however, take a few liberties in the lyrics. "Her boyfriend's name was actually Gary and not Jessie, but Gary just somehow didn't sing right, you know?" he said. Now at age 64, Springfield tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" he's never been able to reconnect with the mystery woman. "I actually ... Read More

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