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Shane Bruce Johnston net worth:
$30 Million

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Bruce Johnston Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Telephone 1988 writer: "Happy Endings"
The Facts of Life 1981 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 1977-1980 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Americathon 1979 producer: "It's A Beautiful Day"
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Directísimo 1975 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow 1959 "I Promise You"
The Pen Friend Club 2012-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Catch-22 2007 Documentary short writer: "Tears in the Morning"
Two and a Half Men 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City 1998 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Full House 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey 1991 TV Movie documentary writer: "My Heart"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home Improvement 1997 TV Series Bruce Johnston
Beach Boys: Endless Summer 1988 TV Series 1988 Himself - As The Beach Boys
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 Our Guests at Heartland

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Radio Caroline 2015 Documentary filming Himself
The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard 2014 Documentary Himself
The Beach Boys: Live at the Hollywood Bowl 3D 2014 Himself
The Beach Boys: 50th Anniversary - Live in Concert 2012 Video Himself
Charlie Rose 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself - Singer / Songwriter
Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1962 - 1969 2010 Video documentary Himself - The Beach Boys, 1965-Present
The Wages of Spin 2008 Documentary Himself
The Beach Boys: Wouldn't It Be Nice 2005 TV Movie documentary
Beach Boys Good Timin' 2003 Video Himself
Weakest Link 2002 TV Series Himself - Contestant
Art That Shook the World 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Crook & Chase 1996 TV Series Himself
Baywatch 1995 TV Series Himself, Beach Boys Member
Full House 1988-1992 TV Series Himself
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
The Beach Boys: 25 Years Together 1987 TV Movie Himself - Beach Boys member
The Beach Boys: An American Band 1985 Documentary Himself
D.C. Beach Party 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself - Beach Boys member
The Compleat Beatles 1982 Video documentary Himself - The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys Twentieth Anniversary Special 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself - Beach Boys member
The Beach Boys in Concert 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself - Beach Boys member
Deadman's Curve 1978 TV Movie Himself
The Beach Boys: It's OK 1976 TV Movie Himself - Beach Boys member
The Mike Douglas Show 1968-1969 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musician
Starparade 1968 TV Series Singer
Juke Box Jury 1967 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Die Beach Boys in Berlin 1967 TV Movie documentary Himself (as The Beach Boys)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Legends 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Cease to Exist 2007 Documentary Himself - Beach Boys' Bassist, 1967-
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Blues Odyssey 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
T.J. Hooker 1982 TV Series Himself
Beat-Club 1966 TV Series Himself

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#Fact
1 Member of The Beach Boys.
2 Is portrayed by Robert Lee in Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990)
3 He was adopted by the Johnston family and was renamed Bruce Johnston!!!
4 On 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".

#Quote
1 I 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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