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Kerry Livgren Wiki Biography
Who is Kerry Livgren?
Kerry Allen Livgren was born on the 18th September 1949, in Topeka, Kansas, USA, and is a musician as well as a songwriter, widely recognized as the founder and frontman of rock band Kansas.
What is his net worth?
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this veteran rocker has accumulated so far? How rich Kerry Livgren is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Kerry Livgren’s net worth, as of late 2017, revolves around the sum of $10 million, acquired through his career in the music industry which is currently spanning over 40 years, being active since 1974.
What was his early life before fame?
Kerry was born to Betty and Allen Leroy, and from an early age was interested in music, evolving under the influence of jazz as well as classical music – he even began playing an electric guitar which he constructed from spare parts by himself. Parallel to learning how to play a guitar, Kerry became interested in songwriting too, then while attending Topeka West High School, Livgren formed his first band, the Gimlets. Still a teenager, Kerry began circuiting Kansas’ as well as Missouri’s club scene with his band, performing his own original compositions, blending pop and psychedelic rock. These initial gigs provided the basis for Kerry Livgren’s net worth. After matriculating from high school in 1967, he enrolled at Washburn University in his home town.
How did he became famous?
In 1969, Livgren teamed up with the rhythm and blues band Mellotones. During his short stay with the band, Kerry befriended Don Montre with whom he soon after reformed the Gimlets, renaming the band as Saratoga. However, in 1970, alongside Phil Ehart, Livgren founded another band, simply named Kansas, and in 1973, the band signed a record deal with CBS Records and the famous Don Kirshner, and in 1974 Kansas released their eponymous debut studio album. It is certain that this accomplishment helped Kerry Livgren to build a solid foundation for his music career, as well as an impressive amount of money.
What was his albums?
By 1983, Kansas had released several more studio albums, of which “Song for America” (1975), “Leftoverture” (1976) and “Point of Know Return” (1977) had the biggest commercial success, providing hit singles such as “Dust in the Wind”, “Play the Game Tonight” and “Fight Fire with Fire”. Then between 1983 and 1988, Livgren performed with AD, a Christian rock band which he founded alongside Warren Ham and Dave Hope. The band released seven albums, including the commercially recognized “Art of the State” and “Reconstructions”, which certainly had an impact on Kerry Livgren’s net worth.
How did he performed later?
In 1989, Livgren turned towards a solo career, and released the all-instrumental studio album entitled “One of Several Possible Musiks” which earned him a Dove Award for the Album of the Year. In 1994, Kerry launched his own production company, GrandyZine, and record label Numavox Records which released his second solo album “When Things Get Electric”. In 2000, he briefly reunited with Kansas, resulting in the release of the “Somewhere to Elsewhere” album. In 2003, Kerry reformed Kansas into a progressive rock band named Proto-Kaw, and has performed with them since that point – the band has released four studio albums so far. Doubtlessly, all these efforts have helped Kerry Livgren to massively boost the total size of his wealth.
Kerry has also guest starred with several other artists and bands, such as Robin Crow, Neal Morse and 2nd Chapter of Acts. Livgren has also worked on several motion pictures’ soundtracks including “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, “Pitch Perfect”, “Desperate Housewives” and “Supernatural” among plenty of others. In 1983 he published an autobiography entitled “Seeds of Change: The Spiritual Quest of Kerry Livgren”. All these have further increased Kerry Livgren’s revenues.
How about his personal life?
When it comes to his personal life, Kerry has been married since 1975 to Victoria Carpenter, with whom he has welcomed two children.
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Date Of Birth||September 18, 1949|
|Place Of Birth||Topeka, Kansas, United States|
|Profession||Songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboard Player, Actor|
|Education||Topeka West High School|
|Spouse||Victoria Carpenter (m. 1975)|
|Children||Katy Kristina, Kyle|
|Parents||Allen Leroy, Betty McElhiney|
|Nicknames||Livgren, Kerry , Kerry Allen Livgren|
|Music Groups||Kansas (1973 – 1983), Proto-Kaw (Since 1971), AD (1983 – 1988), Explorers Club|
|Movies||The Imposter, Kansas: There's Know Place Like Home|
|1||His long and thick mustache|
|1||Disillusioned by record companies, he started his own, Numavox Records, in the mid-1990s. Through Numavox, he has released albums from himself and other Christian artists.|
|2||Of Swedish descent.|
|3||Performed on the 2002 Explorer's Club album "Raising the Mammoth."|
|4||Reformed his early 1970s group called Kansas (not the band of the same name with which he went on to achieve great commercial success) about 30 years after it disbanded. The reformed group uses the name Proto-Kaw and has released two albums, "Early Recordings from Kansas" (2002) and "Before Became After" (2004).|
|5||Teaches a Sunday school class at Topeka Bible Church in Topeka, Kansas, USA.|
|6||Guitarist, keyboardist, and principal composer for Kansas from its inception to 1983. He has since made several guest returns to the band, including composing their entire 2000 album, "Somewhere to Elsewhere," performing lead vocal on "Geodesic Dome." He also composed and performed with the Christian rock band AD.|
|Supernatural||2006-2016||TV Series writer - 12 episodes|
|Grand Theft Auto V||2013||Video Game writer: "Carry On, Wayward Son" - as Kerry A Livgren|
|Average Consumer||2013||TV Series short writer - 1 episode|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2011-2013||TV Series writer - 10 episodes|
|Quellen des Lebens||2013||writer: "Dust in the Wind"|
|Pitch Perfect||2012||writer: "Carry on Wayward Son" - as Kerry A. Livgren|
|CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock||2011||TV Movie writer: "Carry On My Wayward Son" - uncredited|
|Final Destination 5||2011||writer: "Dust in the Wind"|
|Zookeeper||2011||writer: "Carry On Wayward Son"|
|Gent de paraula||2011||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2011||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Ja el tenim! El disc de La Marató||2010||TV Movie documentary writer: "Pols en el vent"|
|Rubicon||2010||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|She's Out of My League||2010||writer: "Carry On Wayward Son"|
|Gentlemen Broncos||2009||writer: "Carry On Wayward Son"|
|Scrubs||2009||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs||2008||TV Movie writer: "Carry On Wayward Son"|
|My Name Is Earl||2008||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|South Park||2007||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|The Office||2007||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Guitar Hero II||2006||Video Game "CARRY ON WAYWARD SON"|
|Páginas da Vida||2006||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Karaoke Revolution Party||2005||Video Game "Dust In The Wind"|
|Desperate Housewives||2005||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy||2004||writer: "Carry on Wayward Son"|
|Old School||2003||writer: "Dust in the Wind"|
|The '70s||2000||TV Movie writer: "Dust In The Wind" - uncredited|
|Freaks and Geeks||2000||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Happy Gilmore||1996||writer: "Carry On Wayward Son"|
|Highlander||1993-1994||TV Series writer - 2 episodes|
|Alvin & the Chipmunks||1983||TV Series writer: "A Glimpse Of Home"|
|Promises in the Dark||1979||writer: "DUST IN THE WIND"|
|Heroes||1977||writer: "CARRY ON WAYWARD SON"|
|Promises in the Dark||1979||composer: song "Dust in the Wind"|
|Heroes||1977||composer: song "Carry On Wayward Son"|
|Odyssey Into the Mind's Eye||1996||Video|
|Miracles Out of Nowhere||2015||Documentary||Himself|
|Kansas: Sail On - The 30th Anniversary Collection||2005||Video||Himself|
|The Cornerstone Festival: Twenty Years and Counting||2004||Video documentary||Himself|
|Rock Concert||1975||TV Series||Himself|