Billy Bragg Net Worth

Billy Bragg Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Stephen William Bragg net worth is
$5 Million

Stephen William Bragg Wiki Biography

Billy Bragg - the so-called 'Bard of Barking' - came to widespread attention as a sort of one-man Clash, busking around Britain, with a guitar and portable amp. Having briefly joined the Army, Bragg formed a punk band, Riff Raff, but it was not until he released his first mini-LP, "Life's a Riot" on the small Utility label, that he first troubled ...

Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 20, 1957
Place Of BirthBarking, Essex, England, UK
ProfessionSoundtrack, Composer, Music Department
1I think Tony Blair shocked a lot of people when he said if your heart is with Jeremy Corbyn you need a heart transplant. I'm not interested in a Labour Party that doesn't have a heart. We need politics of the heart. That to me is compassionate politics.
2It's really a comment on the amount of information we get now; I mean, the ubiquity of the Internet of the 24-hour news cycle - it's constant information all the time, trying to make sense of it. What does it mean if they do find the Higgs Boson? I don't know, you know? They tell us it's incredibly important. Is it incredibly important? So it's really a response on that, talking about the hectoring of the hexperts you know, there's someone every night on telly telling you emphatically what their truth is, how do you weigh that up?
3This is not a time for celebration. The death of Margaret Thatcher is nothing more than a salient reminder of how Britain got into the mess that we are in today. Of why ordinary working people are no longer able to earn enough from one job to support a family; of why there is a shortage of decent affordable housing... of why cynicism and greed became the hallmarks of our society. Raising a glass to the death of an infirm old lady changes none of this. The only real antidote to cynicism is activism. Don't celebrate - organise!
4Now I realize I was naive to think The Clash could change the world by singing about it. But it wasn't so much their lyrics as what they stood for and the actions they took. That became really important to me. Phil Collins might write a song about the homeless, but if he doesn't have the action to go with it he's just exploiting that for a subject. I got that from The Clash, and I try to remain true to that tradition as best I can.
5[on Levon Helm] The greatest singing drummer that ever lived.
6The Internet allows me to write a topical song on a Friday, debut it on a Saturday, record it on a Sunday and make available for a free download on a Monday.
7This year I think I'll be voting Liberal Democrat because they've got the best manifesto. I like what they're saying about proportional representation, I like what they're saying about Europe... if I was a floating voter I'd be floating towards them. I think Labour have taken the white working class vote for granted. I think the idea of a three party race is more interesting than a two party race. (In 2010)
8Everything that was cool about British rock in the '60s, everything from The Beatles, The Stones (The Rolling Stones), The Who, The Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, all those guys learned to play music by playing skiffle. It was open to everyone, it was utterly democratic, it was three chords and the truth.
9One of the great things about the 1980s was that there was a return to lyrics. Bands like the Smiths were writing more literate pop. Sometimes too much emphasis is put on hook and melody. Some bands' songs are totally vacuous.
10It is often the songs that have less meaning that people tend to attach their meaning to.
11The first lyrical poetry that moved me was the final verse of Mr Tambourine Man. That is such a great line of poetry.
12"Kiss me or would you rather live in a land where the soap won't lather" (lyric)
1Bragg publicly opposed Paul Simon's decision to record his album Graceland in Apartheid South Africa in the 1980s. When Simon played the first of six nights at London's Royal Albert Hall on April 7 1987, Bragg joined Paul Weller and Jerry Dammers in protesting outside and delivered a letter demanding that Simon give a "complete and heartfelt apology to the UN General Assembly".
2Supported the Liberal Democrats at the 2010 UK general election.
3A founding member and a director of the Featured Artists' Coalition, a lobby group launched in 2009 with the aim of giving music artists a greater voice in big decisions in the music industry, from digital deals to copyright law.
4Winner of the 2007 Q Classic Songwriter Award.
5One of his albums was produced primarily to pay a large bill to British tax authorities. The album was entitled, appropriately, "Talking With The Taxman About Poetry".
6West Ham Football club supporter.


Whatever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll?2015TV Movie performer: "Island of No Return" - uncredited
Paper Towns2015performer: "WALT WHITMAN'S NIECE" / writer: "WALT WHITMAN'S NIECE"
The Gambler2014/IIIperformer: "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"
Pride2014/Iperformer: "There Is Power in a Union" / writer: "There Is Power in a Union"
Trophy Wife2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bad Words2013performer: "Feed of Man"
Thanks for Sharing2012performer: "TENDER COMRADE" / writer: "TENDER COMRADE"
Drink 'Em Dry2012Documentary performer: "There Is Power in a Union" / writer: "There Is Power in a Union"
Fringe2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Elokuu2011performer: "A New England" / writer: "A New England"
Love & Other Drugs2010performer: "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key" / writer: "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key" - as Stephen William Bragg
Made in Dagenham2010writer: "Made In Dagenham"
House M.D.2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Religulous2008Documentary performer: "Christ For President"
The Strangers2008performer: "At My Window, Sad and Lonely"
War, Inc.2008performer: "Blood of the Lamb"
Mama's Boy2007performer: "The Busy Girl Buys Beauty", "She's Got a New Spell" / writer: "The Busy Girl Buys Beauty", "She's Got a New Spell"
King of California2007performer: "California Stars"
Half Nelson2006performer: "A New England"
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train2004Documentary performer: "There Is Power In A Union" / writer: "There Is Power In A Union"
Monkey Dust2003TV Series 1 episode
Chelsea Walls2001performer: "When the Roses Bloom Again"
Gilmore Girls2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mumford1999performer: "Hoodoo Voodoo" / writer: "Hoodoo Voodoo"
A Room for Romeo Brass1999performer: "Everywhere"
Children of the Revolution1996performer: "Tender Comrade" / writer: "Tender Comrade"
Walking and Talking1996performer: "She's Got a New Spell", "Fourteenth of February", "Must I Paint You a Picture", "You Woke Up My Neighborhood" / writer: "She's Got a New Spell", "Fourteenth of February", "Must I Paint You a Picture", "You Woke Up My Neighborhood"
Mad Love1995writer: "As Long As You Hold Me"
From Russia with Rock1988Documentary performer: "Get Up, Stand Up"


Walking and Talking1996
Screenplay1993TV Series 1 episode

Music Department

Falling Out2011Short musician


Call Me Lucky2015Documentary films clips & stills


Way of the Morris2011Documentary special thanks
Made in Dagenham2010thanks
Fossil Detectives2008TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode


Man in the Camo Jacket2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Urban Hymn2015completedHimself
Whatever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll?2015TV MovieHimself
Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Glastonbury 20152015TV SeriesHimself
Panorama2010-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Panelist (Singer / Activist) / Himself
Call Me Lucky2015DocumentaryHimself
Walking Through History2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Songwriter and Activist
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Newsnight2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Contributor / Himself
Billy Bragg Live at the Union Chapel London2014Himself
Question Time1999-2014TV SeriesHimself
Austin City Limits1999-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Loose Women2013TV SeriesHimself
Q&A2012TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Let Fury Have the Hour2012DocumentaryHimself
Last Shop Standing2012DocumentaryHimself
Democracy Now!2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Punk Britannia2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Evidently... John Cooper Clarke2012DocumentaryHimself - Singer / Songwriter
10 O'Clock Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Musician
This Week2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Way of the Morris2011DocumentaryHimself
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune2010DocumentaryMusician / Activist
Dispatches2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Alan Davies' Teenage Revolution2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV SeriesHimself
The Review Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Performer
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls2009DocumentaryHimself
Breaking Rocks2009Documentary
The One Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2007-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Fossil Detectives2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Interface2008TV Series
The Andrew Marr Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002-2008TV SeriesHimself
Q with Jian Ghomeshi2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
British Film Forever2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Sunday Programme2007TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Canada A.M.2006TV SeriesHimself
Folk Britannia2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Breakfast2005TV SeriesHimself
If I Were Prime Minister2005TV ShortHimself
This Machine Kills Fascists2005Video documentaryNarrator
Channel 4 News2004TV SeriesHimself
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2003TV SeriesHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks1996-2002TV SeriesHimself
The Punk Years2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Jonathan Dimbleby1997-2002TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Audience Member
Top of the Pops1985-2002TV SeriesHimself
Hazel Dickens: It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song2002DocumentaryHimself
Freedom Highway: Songs that Shaped a Century2001DocumentaryHimself
Vote 20012001TV MovieHimself
The Life and Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl2001TV Special documentaryHimself
The Internationale2000Documentary shortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1998-2000TV SeriesHimself
Man in the Sand1999Video documentaryHimself
Unzipped1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Panel1999TV SeriesHimself
The Great Hunger: The Life and Songs of Shane MacGowan1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Radio One Story1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sessions at West 54th1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Harry Hill1997TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Docherty Show1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
TFI Friday1997TV SeriesHimself
Later with Jools Holland1996TV SeriesHimself
Without Walls1994TV Series documentaryHimself
The All New Alexei Sayle Show1994TV SeriesHimself
Time Capsule1990Video documentaryHimself
Great Journeys: Silver Tracks1989DocumentaryHimself - Presenter
Scoff1988TV SeriesHimself
Which Side Are You on Billy Bragg?1988Video documentaryHimself
Turn It Up: Days Like These1986Himself
TV Eye1986TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Moyers & Company2013TV SeriesHimself - Musician / Activist
Democracy Now!2012TV SeriesHimself
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