TODAY | October 10, 2012
>>> if you were a girl growing up in the '80s, some points, you were probably obsessed with rick springfield .
>> for many, the obsession has carried on to this day and then so the grammy award whipping singer and songwriter has sold 19 million records, has had 17 top 40 hits and plays more than 80 shows still a year to a legion of devoted fans. i mean, these people are crazy. krafrnlts zi fans.
>> is all captured in the new documentary "an affair of the heart." take a look. [ screaming ]
>> oh, my god, rick is in our radio.
>> i know.
>> we have reached our goal.
>> let's just jump on the bed.
>> okay. and go.
>> oh, my god!
>> apparently, you made quite the news this morning. you took the train in?
>> the 1 train and walked through singing you and it was pretty wild.
>> were you playing your get and it the whole thing?
>> yeah. yeah. yeah.
>> you don't mess around, do you.
>> i have a hat down in front. and made $3.
>> there you go. there you go.
>> now, this documentary from the perspective of rickaholics, the ones who are crazy about you?
>> yeah. a bunch of them out here.
>> yeah. i mean, a lot of them have been with me for 30-plus years. and i understand that because i'm a fan of people myself. and as a kid, i'm still attached to those people.
>> who was it for you as a kid?
>> cliff richard and the shadows .
>> i saw him the other day.
>> yes. he looks the same.
>> cliff. yeah. i mean, i grew up in england as a kid so i got into music and so it was the english bands, before the beet beatles, the ones that got n when you hit puberty -- i was there for them when they hit puberty.
>> the document vitt number of angry husbands whose wives go to concerts, look like they need counseling.
>> all say they get lucky afterwards. not angry in the end?
>> a lot of guys come to the shows and it's great. now it's -- they know i'm married and this. it's -- it's okay to like me now. a lot of guys said they grew up listening to my music through their older sister's wall. back then, he is kind of a teen idol girl thing.
>> not an easy thing to get over.
>> office musician first and i write my own songs and produce my own music.
>> haven't been packaged wait most of them r.
>> i tried to package myself. i wasn't good at t
>> you admitted you weren't great to your fans when you were younger, you turned the beat around. you embraced them, you soaked them up, a clear thing happening in this documentary.
>> yeah, i think when you first get some big success, you think is all a about you. hard not to the ego takes over. i wanted a long career around gone through the peaks and valleys and i think you realize, i realize, can't speak for everybody, i realize why i'm here because of them. it's not -- not the other way around. my wife is a goddess. my wife was the greatest person i've ever known. and she is -- haven't always been the best for her, but i owe her for still being together. she is amazing.
>> off new cd out? what's it called?
>> "songs for the end of the world ," the soundtrack.
>> not doom and gloom though?
>> no, no a very up record. very high energy . and very happy to be swinging new music.
>> whenn eyou walked out, every woman in the studio was singing -- jesse's girl