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Published on June 8th, 1995 | by Gerry Galipault

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Eddie Money cashes in on ‘Love & Money’

To this day, Eddie Money can’t walk into the offices of Bill Graham Management. There are too many pictures of the legendary rock promoter lining the walls to remind Money how much he misses him.

Nearly 20 years ago, the raspy voiced rock singer from New York was rejected left and right by record companies. No one wanted him … until Graham took him under his wing, managed his career and got him a deal with his Columbia-distributed Wolfgang Records.

The rest was money in the bank: five gold- or platinum-selling albums and 23 chart singles, including Top-10 hits “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Walk On Water.”

“He was like a father to me,” Money said recently from his Los Angeles home, pausing to hold back his emotions. “He was the kind of promoter that always gave back to the community. He was a very giving man and never really blew his own horn. He did so much for me …”

Money’s voice trails off. He thinks back to 1991 when Graham was killed in a helicopter crash during a storm in Northern California.

“Seeing how rainy it was that night, I think that maybe for a minute he thought he was invincible, because he had to be a fool to fly in weather like that.”

In Graham’s memory, and with the help of Bill Graham Management, Money has left Columbia to revive the Wolfgang imprint. His new album (the 11th of his career), “Love & Money,” was released May 30, on the heels of the trademark-Money single “After This Love Is Gone.”

It’s a record, Money said, that would make Graham proud.

“I wanted to go in and make a great record and not really care how many units are sold or how many formats there are on the radio,” he said. “I wanted to make a record where less was more and the quality and the vocals came first.”

For the most part, Money achieves his goal, never straying far from his familiar rock-edged spirit. Amazingly, at age 46, his voice is in fine form. He attributes it to a drastic change in lifestyle: eliminating his vices (drugs and alcohol) and embracing his growing family (he and wife Laurie have four children, with one more on the way).

“I feel better that I’m in the driver’s seat and I didn’t have to do something that I didn’t want to do,” Money said. “This is the life.”

BWF (before we forget): The Money album discography – “Eddie Money” (Wolfgang/Columbia, 1977); “Life For the Taking” (1978); “Playing For Keeps” (1980); “No Control” (1982); “Where’s the Party?” (Columbia, 1983); “Can’t Hold Back” (1986); “Nothing to Lose” (1988); “Greatest Hits Sound of Money” (1989); “Right Here” (1991); “Unplug It In” EP (1993); “Love & Money” (Wolfgang, 1995); “Shakin’ With the Money Man” (CMC International, October 1997). … Cash in on Money on the Web @ www.cmcinternational.com.

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Gerry Galipault debuted Pause & Play online in October 1997. Since then, it has become the definitive place for CD-release dates — with a worldwide audience.



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