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Rick Springfield reflects on his music and some wild times in Houston

The artist behind ’80’s hits like Jessie’s Girl and Human Touch is in town Saturday for the Moon 2 Mars Festival at Space Center Houston.

Singer/songwriter Rick Springfield, the artist behind '80’s hits like Jessie’s Girl and Human Touch, performs at the Moon 2 Mars Festival at Space Center Houston.

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The Moon 2 Mars Festival is in full swing through this weekend at Space Center Houston celebrating NASA’s Artemis program.

Among the events is a concert on Saturday (March 18) with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, sometimes actor, and satellite radio DJ Rick Springfield.

The artist behind ’80's hits like Jessie's Girl, Human Touch, and Don't Talk to Strangers has also gained acclaim through the years for his recurring role as Noah Drake on the long-running soap opera General Hospital.

And recently, Springfield began hosting the weekly Working Class DJ show on SiriusXM's 80s on 8 channel.

In the audio above, Houston Matters producer William Menjivar catches up with Springfield to discuss his long and varied career in music, TV, film, and radio – and his memories of past performances in the Bayou City, including a live album recording followed by a particularly long editing session here.