Richard Marx was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is the only child of Ruth, a former singer, and Richard H. “Dick” Marx, a jazz musician and founder of a successful jingle company in the early 1960s.
In addition to his parents, Marx names recording artists like Sam Cooke and Elvis Presley as his biggest musical influences, along with Steven Tyler, Elton John, Kenny Loggins, Annie Lennox and U2. Richard includes Rod Stewart, The Eagles, Luther Vandross, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Gladys Knight in his list of favorite musicians.
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