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Andy Summers Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Andrew James Summers was born on 31 December 1942, in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England, and is a musician, best known to the world as a guitarist of the rock band Police, however, he has also had a respectable solo career, releasing 11 albums including “XYZ” (1987), “World Gone Strange” (1991), and “Metal Dog” (2015), among others. His career began in the mid ‘60s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Andy Summers is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Andy`s net worth is as high as $100 million, earned largely through his successful career in the music industry. Apart from working as a musician, Andy has also published several books, including “Throb” (1983), “One Train Later” (2006), and “Desired Walks the Streets” (2008), the sales of which have also increased his net worth.

Andy Summers Net Worth $100 Million

Although born in Loulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, Andy spent most of his childhood in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. He took piano lessons from an early age, however, he opted for the guitar when he was 13, and just three years later he was playing in local clubs. He then moved to London in order to pursue his musical career full-time, with Zoot Money, and soon the two formed Zoot Money`s Big Roll Band. In the mid ‘60s they changed the name to Dantalian`s Chariot, but soon the band broke up, and Andy became a part of the band The Soft Machine, and also played with The Animals. At the time he was in Los Angeles, but after several – mostly unsuccessful – years, Andy returned to London, and played with such musicians as Kevin Coyne, Jon Lord, Neil Sedaka, David Essex and Kevin Ayers.

His luck turned around in the late ‘70s, when he became a part of the band The Police, replacing guitarist Henri Padovani and joining Sting and Stewart Copeland. Upon his arrival, the band started working on their debut album, which came out in late 1978 entitled “Outlandos d’Amour”, and which reached No. 6 on the UK chart, while achieving platinum status in the UK, Canada, France and US, increasing Andy`s net worth considerably. Encouraged by this success, the band continued in the same rhythm, and their second album, “Regatta de Blanc” (1979), was a complete success, topping the UK chart, while it also reached No. 1 in Australia, Canada, France and Nederland. Furthermore, it was also certified platinum in several countries, adding further to Andy`s net worth.

The Police continued to dominate the music scene, and with albums “Znyatta Mondatta” (1980), “Ghost in the Machine” (1981), and “Synchronicity”, the members only cemented their place in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. However, just a year after their most successful album, “Synchronicity”, which topped the charts in several European countries and also reached No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart, the group disbanded. During their existence, they produced such hits as “Roxanne”, “Message in a Bottle”, “Walking on the Moon”, “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”, and “Every Breath You Take”, among others.

After The Police, Andy took matters into his own hands and started a solo career; his first album, “XYZ” (1987), is the only non-instrumental album that he signed. He has released ten more albums to the present day, including “Synaesthesia” (1996), “Earth + Sky” (2004), and “Metal Dog” (2015). Also, Andy has collaborated with numerous musicians, including Robert Fripp, John Etheridge, Fernanda Takai, among many others, successes which also increased his net worth.

Thanks to his skills, Andy has received several prestigious awards, including five Grammys, and also in 2003 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside his two colleagues from The Police, Sting, and Stewart Copeland.

Regarding his personal life, Andy has been married for the second time to Kate Summers since 1985 – they were previously married from 1973-81; they have three children. He was married to Robin Lane from 1968 until 1970.

Andy Summers information

Andy Summers information

Birth date: December 31, 1942
Birth place: Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England
Profession:Guitarist
Education:California State University, Northridge
Nationality:British
Spouse:Kate Summers (m. 1985), Kate Summers (m. 1973–1981), Robin Lane (m. 1968–1970)
Children:Layla Summers, Anton Y. Summers, Maurice X. Summers
Parents:Maurice Summers, Jean Summers
Siblings:Monica Summers, Richard Summers, Tony Summers
Music groups:The Police (1977 – 2008)
Movies:Everyone Stares

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dancing with the Stars2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Medallion2003performer: "Twist and Shout"
Copycat1995music: "Murder by Numbers" 1983
Deceived1991performer: "World Gone Strange" / writer: "World Gone Strange"
Another You1991performer: "CHARMING SNAKES" / writer: "CHARMING SNAKES"
Weekend at Bernie's1989writer: "HOT AND COLD" End Title Song
Band of the Hand1986performer: "Carry Me Back Home" / writer: "Carry Me Back Home"
Urgh! A Music War1981Documentary writer: "So Lonely"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Temple2017announced
Ve Panayir Köyden Gider2015
Motorama1991
Poochinski1990TV Short
Weekend at Bernie's1989
Out of Time1988TV Movie
End of the Line1987
Down and Out in Beverly Hills1986

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Expired2007musician: guitar
The Dennis Miller Show1992TV Series musical director
Mississippi Masala1991musician: electric guitar
End of the Line1987musician
The HitchhikerTV Series composer - 1 episode, 1987 performer - 1 episode, 1987
Paper Dolls1984TV Series composer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Temple2017announcedAndrew
Freak the Mighty1998Video shortMinstrel
Damian Cromwell's Postcards from America1997TV SeriesIan
Another You1991Bandleader
The Hitchhiker1987TV SeriesHodie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police2012Documentary executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ve Panayir Köyden Gider2015director wishes to thank
The Last Pogo Jumps Again2013Documentary thanks
Crude2009Documentary very special thanks
Expired2007special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nation's Favourite 80s Number One2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biggest Band Breakups and Make Ups2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Guitartist, The Police
Reel Junkie2015TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician
Who the F**K Is Arthur Fogel2013DocumentaryHimself
The Richest Songs in the World2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Guitarist, The Police
Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police2012Documentary
The Nation's Favourite Number 1 Single2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
How the Brits Rocked America2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Guitar, The Police
One Nine Nine Four2009Documentary
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...2009TV SeriesHimself
Better Than Therapy2008VideoHimself
The Police: Certifiable2008VideoHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Tubridy Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2006TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself
Manuel Barrueco: A Gift and a Life2006VideoHimself
Dusty Wright's Culture CatchCulture Catch2005TV SeriesHimself
SingStar Party2004Video GameHimself (as the Police)
Bridge to Havana2004Video documentaryHimself
Hook, Line & Singer2002Documentary shortHimself
100 Greatest Number One Singles2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Top Ten2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Music Bridges Over Troubled Waters1999DocumentaryHimself
I Want My MTV1996VideoHimself
Ein Leben als Extravaganza - Das Genie Frank Zappa1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Dennis Miller Show1992TV SeriesHimself (Bandleader) (1992)
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The Police: Every Breath You Take - The Videos1987VideoHimself
Stand by Me: AIDS Day Benefit1987TV MovieHimself
Breakfast Time1985TV SeriesHimself
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
The Police: Synchronicity Concert1984Video documentaryHimself - Lead Guitar
Late Night with David Letterman1983TV SeriesHimself
Cheggers Plays Pop1983TV SeriesHimself
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar1982TV SeriesHimself
Police: Around the World1982VideoHimself
Musical express1981TV SeriesHimself
Urgh! A Music War1981DocumentaryHimself - Police
Beat-Club1980TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Punk and Its Aftershocks1980DocumentaryHimself (as The Police)
Top of the Pops1974-1979TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Police
Popdown1967Himself (as Dantalion's Chariot)
Thank Your Lucky Stars1966TV SeriesHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1965TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops 22007TV SeriesHimself
Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out2006DocumentaryHimself
The Filth and the Fury2000DocumentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1979-1995TV SeriesHimself - The Police / Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsDown and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)


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#Fact
1Release of his book, "One Train Later: A Memoir". [2006]
2Has two brothers, Richard and Tony, and a sister, Monica.
3Parents are Jean and Maurice Summers.
4Has three children: Layla Summers, born in 1978, and twin boys Maurice X. Summers and Anton Y. Summers, born in 1987.
5Was roommates with Paul Michael Glaser.
6Friend of Sting and Stewart Copeland.
7Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Police) on 10 March 2003.
8Member of band The Police.

#Quote
1I like to show off onstage, and I enjoy the stardom part of it as well, but I'm glad that Sting has had all that attention, because he's been a fantastic focal point.

#Trademark
1Frequently uses Fender guitars

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