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Born Benjamin Baldwin on the 27th June 1942, in Peoria, Illinois, USA, Bruce Johnston is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, guitarist, and singer, best known as a member of “The Beach Boys’ from 1965 to 1972, and then from 1978 to date. Johnston also collaborated with Terry Melcher as Bruce & Terry, as well as with the surf band the Rip Chords. His career started in 1957.

Have you ever wondered how rich Bruce Johnston is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Johnston’s net worth is as high as $30 million, earned through his successful career in music. In addition to being a member of The Beach Boys, Johnston also released three solo albums, which have improved his wealth too.

Bruce Johnston Net Worth $30 Million

Bruce was adopted by Irene and William Johnston, and grew up in Los Angeles, California, where he went to the private Bel Air Town and Country School while studying classical piano early in life. During his high school days, Bruce began working with such musicians as Kim Fowley, Phil Spector, and Sandy Nelson, and soon after, he served as a back-up for the Everly Brothers, Ritchie Valens, and Eddie Cochran.

In 1962, Johnston recorded his debut album entitled “Surfers’ Pajama Party”, released by Del-Fi Records, while a year later he released “Surfin’ Round the World” under Columbia Records. In the meantime, Bruce started a collaboration with Terry Melcher, and the two of them recorded numerous songs together, but then Melcher turned to producing, and Johnston joined The Beach Boys in 1965.

Bruce replaced Glen Campbell as the band’s new bassist, and although he had never played bass before, Johnston excelled in his new role. The Beach Boys’ album “Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)” (1965) peaked at the No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and at No. 4 on UK Top 40 Albums Chart, while the single “Help Me, Rhonda” topped the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, and “California Girls” was third on the chart. Also in 1965, they released “Beach Boys’ Party!”, which reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200 Albums, and No. 3 on UK Top 40 Albums Chart, while the song “Barbara Ann” made it to 2nd on the Billboard Hot 100.

By the end of the ‘60s, The Beach Boys had recorded five more albums, three of which entered Billboard’s Top 50: “Pet Sounds” (1966), “Smiley Smile” (1967), and “Wild Honey” (1967). The early success with the band helped Johnston to increase his net worth significantly. Bruce participated on two more albums before departing to pursue a solo career, “Sunflower” (1970) and “Surf’s Up” (1971). Johnston wrote “I Write Songs” for Barry Manilow, for which he won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year, and in 1977 he released his third solo album entitled “Going Public”, under Columbia Records.

Bruce returned to The Beach Boys at Brian Wilson’s request, and the band released “L.A. (Light Album)” in 1979. In 1980, they made “Keepin’ the Summer Alive”, which reached No. 75 on Billboard 200 and No. 54 on the UK Albums Chart, and then recorded “The Beach Boys” (1985) and “Still Cruisin’” (1989). The Beach Boys had two more albums in the ‘90s: “Summer in Paradise” (1992) and “Stars and Stripes Vol. 1” (1996), while most recently, they released “That’s Why God Made the Radio’ (2012), which peaked at the No. 8 on the US Billboard 200 and No. 15 on UK Albums Chart.

Regarding his personal life, Bruce Johnston is married to Harriet Diamond and has four children with her. Johnston is a vegetarian, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 27, 1942
Birth place: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Profession:Singer
Education:Harvard University, University of Minnesota
Nationality:American
Spouse:Harriet Johnston
Parents:Irene Johnston, William Johnston
Albums:Going Public, Pet Sounds, Smiley Smile, The Smile Sessions, The Beach Boys Today!, Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys, The Very Best of The Beach Boys, The Beach Boys, Ultimate Christmas, Beach Boys' Party!, Best of the Beach Boys, Wild Honey, Smile
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Member of The Beach Boys.
2Is portrayed by Robert Lee in Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990)
3He was adopted by the Johnston family and was renamed Bruce Johnston!!!
4On his solo album, "Going Public", released in 1977, he recorded a number of his own songs, two of which ("Disney Girls" and "Deidre") were previously recorded by The Beach Boys, and "I Write the Songs", which was a huge hit for Barry Manilow (US #1, 1975). Also included is his interpretation of the Lynsey de Paul-penned classic, "Won't Somebody Dance With Me".


Quotes

#Quote
1I tried to miss the whole car song era. My heart wasn't into any car stuff I did. I didn't care. But I was and still am a real surfer. I started when I was 15. It was just what the neighborhood guys did in high school. I lived next to Santa Monica, so I live up in Santa Barbara close to the beach.


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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pen Friend Club2012-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Catch-222007Documentary short writer: "Tears in the Morning"
Two and a Half Men2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City1998TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Full House1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey1991TV Movie documentary writer: "My Heart"
The Telephone1988writer: "Happy Endings"
The Facts of Life1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live1977-1980TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Americathon1979producer: "It's A Beautiful Day"
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
Directísimo1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow1959"I Promise You"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home Improvement1997TV SeriesBruce Johnston
Beach Boys: Endless Summer1988TV Series 1988 Himself - As The Beach Boys
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969 - 19822012Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Free to Rock2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Radio CarolineDocumentary filmingHimself
New Dimensions2016DocumentaryHimself
The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds 50th2016Video documentary shortHimself
TV Land Icon Awards 20162016TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard2014DocumentaryHimself
The Beach Boys: Live at the Hollywood Bowl 3D2014Himself
The Beach Boys: 50th Anniversary - Live in Concert2012VideoHimself
Charlie Rose2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Songwriter
Brian Wilson: Songwriting 1961-19692010Video documentaryHimself - The Beach Boys, 1965-Present
The Wages of Spin2008DocumentaryHimself
The Beach Boys: Wouldn't It Be Nice2005TV Movie documentary
Beach Boys Good Timin'2003VideoHimself
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Art That Shook the World2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Beach Boy
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHimself
Baywatch1995TV SeriesHimself, Beach Boys Member
Full House1988-1992TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Bring on the Summer1986TV SpecialHimself
The Beach Boys: An American Band1985DocumentaryHimself
D.C. Beach Party1984TV Movie documentaryHimself - Beach Boys member
The Compleat Beatles1982Video documentaryHimself - The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys Twentieth Anniversary Special1981TV Movie documentaryHimself - Beach Boys member
The Beach Boys: Live at Knebworth1980Video documentaryHimself
Deadman's Curve1978TV MovieHimself
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
The Beach Boys: It's OK1976TV MovieHimself - Beach Boys member
The Mike Douglas Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musician
Starparade1968TV SeriesSinger
Juke Box Jury1967TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Die Beach Boys in Berlin1967TV Movie documentaryHimself (as The Beach Boys)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Legends2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Cease to Exist2007DocumentaryHimself - Beach Boys' Bassist, 1967-
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
Blues Odyssey2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
T.J. Hooker1982TV SeriesHimself
Beat-Club1966TV SeriesHimself

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