Gerald Linford "Gerry" Beckley net worth is
Gerald Linford "Gerry" Beckley Wiki/Biography
Gerry Beckley was born on the 12th September 1952, in Fort Worth, Texas USA, and is a singer, songwriter and musician, best known as a founding member of the band America, which in 2012 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gerry Beckley has collaborated with many other artists too, including Carl Wilson from The Beach Boys and Robert Lamm from the band Chicago. Beckley has been active in the entertainment industry since 1967.
How much is the net worth of Gerry Beckley? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $12 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Music is the major source of Beckley’s net worth.
Gerry Beckley Net Worth $12 Million
To begin with, the boy was very musical and began playing the piano at age three. His father was stationed at an army base near London, England in 1967; he went to school there, and also played in several bands, plus met future members of America, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek at this time.
Concerning the aforementioned band America, it was founded by Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek, and became best known in the 1970s for its tunes “A Horse with No Name”, “I Need You” as well as “You Can Do Magic”, although many other songs have achieved reasonable success. The band America was appreciated by critics, yet the group has not often enjoyed commercial success, despite the success of the first album “America” (1971) which topped the Billboard Top 200 and has been certified platinum. The group received the Grammy Award as the Best New Artist in 1973, although the following album “Hat Trick” (1973) remained behind expectations. The album “Hearts” (1975) contained the number one hit of the band “Sister Golden Hair”, but the album “Hideaway” (1976), on the other hand, was not very successful. As a result, Dan Peek left the group, and the remaining duo released only few recordings in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1983, a comeback came: the single “You Can Do Magic” reached 8th place on the USA charts, but then band became somewhat quieter in the later 1980s and 1990s, but the studio album “Here and Now” was released under Sony BMG’s new label Burgundy Records. With the collaboration of well-known guest musicians such as Bryan Adams and Ben Kweller twelve songs were produced, which were received positively by critics as well as by the fan base. In order to reach the broadest possible audience, they decided to add a bonus CD to the album with a live recording: “XM’s Then Again”. The group is still active today.
Furthermore, Beckley is known for collaborations with other artists. In 2000, the album “Like a Brother” was released alongside Carl Wilson and Robert Lamm, and in 2006, Beckley released the solo album “Horizontal Fall”. In 2007, Beckley appeared as a guest on the Australian music television show “Spicks and Specks”, and the same year as a special guest with “Ben Kweller Show” at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. Gerry is also a member of Les Deux Love Orchestra.
To summarise, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the total size of Gerry Beckley’s net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of Beckley, he is divorced twice, but married to Kathy; he has two children from his previous marriages.
|Full Name||Gerry Beckley|
|Net Worth||$12 Million|
|Date Of Birth||September 12, 1952|
|Place Of Birth||Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.|
|Profession||Musician, musical artist, singer, songwriter, member of Les Deux Love Orchestra|
|Education||London Central High School in Bushey, Hertfordshire,|
|Children||Joe Beckley, Matthew Beckley|
|Record Labels||Warner Bros. Records, Blue Elan Records, Burgundy Records|
|Albums||America (1971), Hat Trick (1973), “Hearts (1975), Hideaway (1976), Hourglass (1994), Van Go Gan (1995), Human Nature (1998), Go Man Go (2000), Lamm & Wilson - Like A Brother (2000), Horizontal Fall (2006), Happy Hour (2009), Unfortunate Casino (2011), Carousel (2016)|
|Music Groups||The Beach Boys, America, Sister Golden Hair|
|Nominations||15th Annual Grammy Awards (1972), Hollywood Walk of Fame (2012)|
|Movies||Cry-Baby (1990), Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? (2006),|
|TV Shows||Ben Kweller show (Melbourne, Australia), Spicks and Specks (Australia, tv show), America: Live in Chicago (2005)|
|1||Co-host, with Dewey Bunnell and Suzanne Sena, of an infomercial for TimeLife's "Singers & Songwriters" (aka "Your Songs") music collection. |
|2||Father of sons Joe and Matthew.|
|3||His favorite songs are "Walking After You" by Foo Fighters, "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles, "Dinner At 8" by Rufus Wainwright, "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys and "Hackensack" by Fountains of Wayne. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").|
|Miss Stevens||2016||writer: "Sister Golden Hair"|
|La marató 2012||2012||TV Movie writer: "Desitjo"|
|Mai caminaràs sol||2012||TV Movie documentary writer: "Desitjo"|
|Forever and a Day||2011||lyrics: "All My Life" / music: "All My Life"|
|Bottle Shock||2008||writer: "I Need You"|
|Today's Country Music||2006||Video writer: "Sister Golden Hair"|
|All the Boys Love Mandy Lane||2006||writer: "Sister Golden Hair"|
|Radio||2003||writer: "Sister Golden Hair"|
|Operación triunfo||2003||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Cherish||2002||writer: "Sister Golden Hair" - as Gerald Beckley|
|The Sopranos||2001||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Cry-Baby||1990||performer: "SH BOOM", "MISTER SANDMAN"|
|Middle Age Crazy||1980||performer: "Now That I Know" - as Gerry Beckly|
|California Dreaming||1979||producer: "California Dreaming" - as Jerry Beckley|
|David Cassidy - Man Undercover||1978||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Jim, the World's Greatest||1976||writer: "Story of a Teenager"|
|The Last Unicorn||1982||chorus - uncredited / musician: piano & guitar - uncredited / singer - uncredited|
|America in Concert: Live at the Sydney Opera House||2004||Video||Lead Vocals - Guitar|
|The Last Unicorn||1982||The Balladeer (voice, uncredited)|
|Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)||2010||Documentary||Himself|
|Legends of the Canyon: The Origins of West Coast Rock||2010||Documentary|
|Spicks and Specks||2007||TV Series||Himself|
|Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song||2001||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|SCTV Network||1982||TV Series||Himself|
|In Concert||1973||TV Series||Himself|