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Article updated: 3/1/2013 2:11 PM

Rick Springfield to headline night at Ribfest


Rick Springfield, who has sold more than 25 million albums and had 17 Top 40 hits, will headline the Naperville Exchange Club's Ribfest celebration July 6 on the Navistar stage.

Springfield won a 1981 Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal for his No. 1 hit single "Jessie's Girl." His other hits include "Don't Talk to Strangers," "An Affair of the Heart," "I've Done Everything for You," "Love Somebody" and "Human Touch."

His appearance in Naperville coincides with his latest release, "Songs for the End of the World."

A native of Australia, Springfield gained fame as an actor on TV's "General Hospital" and attention for his 2010 autobiography, "Late, Late at Night: A Memoir."

Springfield's appearance will come during the 26th Ribfest, which runs July 3-7 in Knoch Park near downtown Naperville. All proceeds from the annual music and food celebration go to support efforts to eliminate child abuse and domestic violence.

Organizers already had announced Styx will be the festival's opening act on July 3.

Tickets will go on sale in the spring on www.ribfest.net, which is under construction.

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