Nils Lofgren Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Nils Lofgren was born on the 21st June 1951, in Chicago, Illinois USA, of Swedish and Italian ancestry and is a musician, songwriter and multi – instrumentalist. He has played with such well known artists as Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Mark Knopfler, and has been a member of Bruce Springsteen’s the E Street Band since 1984, but has also released numerous solo albums. Lofgren has been active in the entertainment industry since 1965.

How much is the net worth of Nils Lofgren? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is equal to $20 million, as of the data given in early 2017. Music is the main source of Lofgren’s net worth.

Nils Lofgren Net Worth $20 Million

To begin with, Nils learned to play the accordion at the age of five. Later, he studied classical music and jazz as well as focusing on guitar and piano playing. Being 17 years old, Lofgren became a member of Neil Young’s band Crazy Horse, and became the part of the legendary albums “After the Gold Rush” (1970) and “Tonight’s the Night” (1975). Meanwhile, he worked with his own band entitled Grin. His fame grew rapidly, and early in 1975 he began a solo career, becoming well known for his live performances. His first, self-titled solo album released in 1975 was an immediate international success. Altogether, eight of his albums have reached the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, including “Cry Tough” (1976), “I Came to Dance” (1977), “Night After Night” (1977), “Nils” (1978), “Night Fades Away” (1981), “Flip” (1985) and “Silver Lining” (1991). The singles “Shine Silently” (1979), “Night Fades Away” (1981), “Secrets in the Street” (1985) and “Valentine” (1991) have appeared on the charts in several other countries. All contributed significantly to Nils’ net worth.

In the middle of the 1980s, his popularity decreased, but he became a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band replacing Steven Van Zandt, as part of which he has recorded such well known albums as “Live/1975-85” (1986), “Tunnel of Love” (1987) and “Chimes of Freedom” (1988). In 1989, he started again working on solo projects, and has since released more than 10 studio albums, although they have not been as successful as previous ones.

He went to work again as a musician with other pop stars such as Springsteen’s wife Patti Scialfa, Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, Neil Young and many others. Recently, Lofgren alongside Bruce Springsteen and the band recorded the studio album “High Hopes” (2014) which topped the Billboard 200 and Top Rock Albums charts, as well as reaching the 1st place on the music charts in UK, Sweden, Spain, Scotland, New Zealand, Italy, Ireland, Greece, France, Holland, Croatia, Belgium and Australia. Concerning his solo career, he has released the album “UK 2015 Face the Music Tour” in 2015. To summarise, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the outright size of Nils Lofgren net worth and popularity.

Finally, in the personal life of Lofgren, he married Amy Joan Aiello in 1998; apparently they have no children. His brother Tom Lofgren is also a musician.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 21, 1951
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height:5' 3" (1.6 m)
Profession:Rock Guitarist, Musician, Recording Artist, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Musical director
Nationality:American
Spouse:Amy Joan Aiello (m. 1998-)
Siblings:Tom Lofgren
Awards:Classic Rock Mag’s Outstanding Contribution Award - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame E Street Band Member (2015)
Record labels:A&M, Columbia, MCA, Rykodisc, Capitol, Vision Music, Pure Records, Fantasy
Music groups:Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band (1984-), Crazy Horse, Grin
TV shows:Late Night with David Letterman (1985), Midnight Special (1973), Tunnel of Love Express, Human Rights Now! (tours (tours), 1988), Wrecking Ball Tour (2012-2013), High Hopes Tour (2014)
Albums:“After the Gold Rush” (1970), “Tonight's the Night” (1975), “Cry Tough” (1976), “I Came to Dance” (1977), “Night After Night” (1977), “Nils” (1978), “Night Fades Away” (1981), “Flip” (1985), “Silver Lining” (1991)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He and the E Street Band (including Steve Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Vini Lopez, David Sancious, Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan, Patti Scialfa, Ernest "Boom" Carter, the late Clarence Clemons, and the late Danny Federici) were inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for their services and contributions to music.
2His favorite songs are "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" by James Brown, "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" by Tony Bennett, "Beast Of Burden" by The Rolling Stones, "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt, "I'm Your Hootchie Cootchie Man" by Muddy Waters, "Secret Garden" by Bruce Springsteen and "My World Is Empty Without You" by The Supremes. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
3Is only able to play the guitar with a thumb pick instead of a flat pick. When he was 15, his brother showed him some chords. Nils knew nothing about the guitar, and when he found a thumb pick in the guitar case, he started using it.
4He's left-handed, but plays the guitar with his right hand.
5Learned to play accordion from age 5-15.
6Has a brother, Tom Lofgren.
7Joined the E-Street Band in May 1984.
8Introduced as the Godfather of the Guitar, the Minister of Heart and Spirit, the great, great Nils Lofgren on the "Live in New York" album with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.


Quotes

#Quote
1[About using a thumb pick] "First of all I'm left-handed so I started learning how to play right-handed which to me is no big deal 'cause one hand has to catch up with the other anyway. But it took me about nine months before I could really play anything with any feel with my right hand. When I finally got to that point I started getting more serious about it and I started meeting other guitarists who all told me, 'Oh, you can't play rock 'n' roll with a thumb pick.' My attitude was that it had been nine months of hell for me to play anything that sounds like music - there was no way I was going to start over with a pick that I don't know anything about! And I still to this day can't play very well with a flatpick!"


Pictures



Filmography

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances2007TV Series musician - 1 episode
Every Breath1994musician: guitars, keyboards, bass and percussion
Hunter1990-1991TV Series music arranger - 18 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dumb and Dumber To2014writer: "Blue Eyes Don't"
BansheeTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2013
The SopranosTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2001 writer - 2 episodes, 2001
RazzamatazzTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards1997TV Special
Every Breath1994

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes2014Documentary shortHimself - E Street Band
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Born in the U.S.A. Live2014VideoHimself - E Street Band
My First Guitar2011DocumentaryHimself
The Bridge School Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition2011VideoHimself
The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town2010DocumentaryHimself - E Street Band
Spectacle: Elvis Costello with...2010TV SeriesHimself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV Special
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion2009VideoHimself
Rock n' Roll Fantasy Camp2006TV MovieHimself - Guest Musician
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live in Barcelona2003Video documentaryHimself
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York City2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-20002001Video documentaryHimself
Blood Brothers: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band2000Video documentaryHimself
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-1995TV SeriesHimself
1993 Environmental Media Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
Ringo Starr Going Home1993TV Movie documentaryHimself (as The All-Starr Band)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Howard Stern Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Nils Lofgren: Live1990VideoHimself
Unplugged1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-19881989Video documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHimself
Razzamatazz1985TV SeriesHimself
No 731985TV SeriesHimself
Neil Young in Berlin1983Video documentaryHimself - Guitar

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