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Born James Melvin Messina on the 5th December 1947, in Maywood, California USA, Jim is a singer-songwriter, bass player and guitarist, best known to the world as one half of the soft rock duo Loggins and Messina, with Kenny Loggins, and also as a part of the country rock bands Buffalo Springfield and Poco. Jim’s career started in the mid- 1960s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Jim Messina is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Messina’s net worth is as high as $4 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the music industry. Aside from playing in bands, Jim has also released several albums as a solo artist, including “Oasis” (1979), and “Watching The River Run” (1996), the sales of which also improved his wealth.
Jim Messina Net Worth $4 Million
Jim spent his early years in Harlingen, Texas, splitting time between Texas, and California where his mother lived. Jim’s father passed music interest to him, as he was also a guitarist. Once Jim turned five, he got his first guitar, and since then has never dropped it from his hands.
As he got older, Jim’s ambitions increased, and when he was 16 years old he formed his first band, Jim Messina and His Jesters, releasing one album “The Dragsters“ in 1964. The album spawned one hit single “The Jester”, which was later included on the 2003 CD “Lost Legends of Surf Guitar Volume 1”.
After the group fell apart he joined Buffalo Springfield, originally as their recording engineer and producer for their last album “Last Time Around”, but also played bass on two songs on the album.
After the disbandment of Buffalo Springfield, Jim and Richie Furay, one of the founding members of Buffalo Springfield, formed country rock band Poco. Joined by Rusty Young, George Grantham, and Randy Meisner, they released their debut studio album in 1969, entitled “Pickin’ Up the Pieces”. He stayed in the band for two more albums, “Poco” (1969), and “Deliverin’” (1970), which is a live album. He left Poco, as he was tired of constant touring, and wanted to focus more on record producing.
He then struck a friendship with upcoming musician Kenny Loggins, and the two worked together until the mid ’70s, when Kenny decided to venture out on his own, but during their years together, they released nine albums, including “Sittin’ In” (1971), “Loggins & Messina” (1972), “Full Sail” (1973 – which reached No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart – “Mother Lode” (1974) which landed on the No. 8 on the Billboard 200, and a compilation album “The Finale” (1977).
Jim then launched his solo career, and in 1979 released his first solo album “Oasis” through A&R records, a subsidiary of Columbia Records. However, Don Ellis didn’t like Jim’s new music, as it was a mixture of latin jazz with a rock edge, so he signed with Warner Bros. Music, and since then has released five more albums, including “One More Mile” (1983), “Under a Mojito Moon Part-1” (2009), and the live album “Live at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts” (2012), the sales of which increased his net worth significantly, accompanied by the XD and DVD entitled “Jim Messina LIVE at the Clark Center”, and is also a creator of the “The Songwriters’ Performance Workshop”.
Regarding his personal life, Jim is married to Michaela, with whom he has a daughter,. Previously, he was married to Jenny Sullivan from 1970 until 1980. Jim also has a son born in 1992, but the mother remains unknown in the media.
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|Birth date:||December 5, 1947|
|Birth place:||Maywood, California, USA|
|Profession:||Soundtrack, Music Department, Musician|
|Education:||University of Montana, Boise High School|
|Spouse:||Jenny Sullivan (m. 1970–1980), Michaela Messina|
|Children:||Julian Messina, Josey Messina|
|Music groups:||Loggins and Messina, Poco (1968 – 1991), Buffalo Springfield (1968 – 1968)|
More about James Melvin Messina:
|The Coconut||2011||Short writer: "Your Mama Don't Dance"|
|RV||2006||writer: "Your Mama Don't Dance" - as James Messina|
|Paramedics||1988||performer: "RIDE, RIDE, RIDE", "LOVIN' YOU EVERY MINUTE", "PLAYIN' THAT ROCK 'N ROLL", "LONG LEGGED WOMAN", "SWEET LOVE" / writer: "RIDE, RIDE, RIDE", "LOVIN' YOU EVERY MINUTE", "PLAYIN' THAT ROCK 'N ROLL", "LONG LEGGED WOMAN", "SWEET LOVE"|
|Made in Heaven||1987||producer: "I Am A Child"|
|Independence Day||1983||performer: "Follow Your Dreams" / producer: "Follow Your Dreams" / writer: "Follow Your Dreams", "Looking for Love"|
|The Main Event||1979||as Messina, "Angry Eyes" / writer: "Angry Eyes"|
|The Ernie Sigley Show||1974-1975||TV Series writer - 2 episodes|
|The Graham Kennedy Show||1973||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Duet||2014/II||Short special thanks|
|The Inn Crowd||2013||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Loggins & Messina: Sittin' in Again||2005||Video short||Himself|
|The View||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1980||TV Series||Himself - Vocalist|
|Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary||1977||TV Movie||Himself - Performer|
|Sandy in Disneyland||1974||TV Special||Himself|
|The 15th Annual Grammy Awards||1973||TV Special||Himself|
|New American Bandstand 1965||1972||TV Series||Himself|
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|1||Appeared on the infomercial for "The Midnight Special - Legendary Performances" video collection. Also appearing are Kenny Loggins, Burt Sugarman and Donna Summer.|
|2||While at Colton (CA.) High School in 1964, Jim had a band called "The Jesters.".|
|3||Creator and owner of "The Songwriters' Performance Workshop", where he leads 7-day intensive workshops for songwriters and singers at resorts, retreats and hotels around the country.|
|4||Father of two children: Julian Messina and Josey Messina. His son, Julian, is a musician and has been playing drums since he was four years old.|
|5||His wife, Michaela, is an opera singer and a music teacher, who holds a master's degree in education.|
|6||After leaving Poco, he signed a contract with Columbia Records as an independent producer.|
|7||After Buffalo Springfield broke up in 1968, he and Richie Furay formed Poco.|
|8||Former member of Buffalo Springfield, serving as recording engineer, producer and bass player (replacing Bruce Palmer).|
|9||Ex-son-in-law of Barry Sullivan.|
|10||Longtime singing partner of Kenny Loggins (Loggins & Messina).|
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