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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.