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Marx’s work for others led to unprecedented success for himself

  • COURTESY RICHARD MARX

    Richard Marx is the offspring of a singer and a musician who’d started a commercial jingle company. The early training served him well as he became one of the hottest musicians of the ’80s and early ’90s, and he continues to work steadily as a songwriter and producer. He performs Sunday night at Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Whether you’re a singer, songwriter or musician, success takes some combination of talent, hard work and luck. Richard Marx knew it early enough to make it one of the themes of his debut single in 1987. Read more

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