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How rich is Burton Lorne Cummings?

Burton Lorne Cummings net worth:
$14 Million

Burton Lorne Cummings information

Burton Lorne Cummings information

Birth date: December 31, 1947
Birth place: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Profession:Musician
Education:University of Manitoba
Nationality:American
Spouse:Cheryl DeLuca
Parents:Rhoda Cummings

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Burton Lorne Cummings was born on 31 December 1947, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and is a songwriter, singer, and musician, possibly best known for being the former lead singer of the rock band The Guess Who, spending 10 years with the band and creating many of their hit songs, including “American Woman”, “Star Baby”, and “Clap for the Wolfman”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Burton Cummings? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $14 million, mostly earned through a successful career in music. After his time with The Guess Who, he embarked on a solo career which produced many hit singles, such as “Stand Tall”. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Burton Cummings Net Worth $14 million

Cummings attended St. John’s High School but would drop out due to poor grades. He joined the band The Deverons and they released two singles through REO Records. In 1966 he was asked by The Guess Who to join the band after the death of keyboardist Bob Ashley, and just a few months later he became the lead singer after front man Chad Allan left the group. From then, The Guess Who released a lot of charting songs in Canada; they had the successful album called “A Wild Pair”, but didn’t find any mainstream success until they released the international hit “These Eyes”. They followed it up by releasing more hit songs such as “Laughing”, “Undun”, and “American Woman”. However bandmate Randy Bachman would soon leave the band due to conflicts with Burton, and Burton would become the band leader, and they would continue to record hits such as “Rain Dance”, “Albert Flasher”, and “Dancin’ Fool”.

In 1975, Cummings then left the band to pursue a career as a solo artist. Two years later he was presented a Juno Award for best male vocalist. He continued releasing songs such as “Stand Tall” which also became a hit in America. He continued with other charting songs such as “Saved My Soul”. He also tried his hand in acting, appearing in the film “Melanie” which featured several of his songs, and he wrote songs and sang for films in the 1970s.

In 2000, The Guess Who toured once again and he would also reunite with Randy Bachman as The Bachman-Cummings Band. The group has released a compilation album, and Burton has also toured solo with a back-up band, and released a live CD entitled “Burton Cummings Live at Massey Hall” in 2011.

Burton was named an officer of the Order of Canada to mark his lifetime of achievements and service to the nation. He also announced a poetry book called “The Writings of B. L. Cummings” but it has not been released. He received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2011 and was inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2016. His high school rewarded him with an honorary diploma 45 years after he dropped out.

For his personal life, it is known that Burton married Cheryl DeLuca in 1981.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Simpsons 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Christine 2016/I writer: "Laughing"
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Altman 2014 Documentary writer: "No Time"
The Voice 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 2013 Documentary performer: "American Woman" / writer: "American Woman"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Take This Waltz 2011 performer: "Stand Tall" / writer: "Stand Tall"
20 to 1 2010-2011 TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes
Shrek Forever After 2010 writer: "These Eyes"
The Big Bang Theory 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s 2009 TV Movie documentary performer: "Stand Tall" / writer: "Dancin' Fool", "Stand Tall"
Rage 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game writer: "American Woman"
60/90 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superbad 2007 writer: "These Eyes"
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol 2004-2006 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Prison Break 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Party 2005 Video Game as Burton Lorne Cummings, "American Woman"
Stay 2005/I writer: "These Eyes"
Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Guess Who: Running Back Thru Canada 2004 Video documentary writer: "Runnin' Back to Saskatoon", "Rain Dance", "Glamour Boy", "These Eyes", "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature", "American Woman", "Albert Flasher", "Laughing", "No Time", "Share The Land", "Clap For The Wolfman", "Guns, Guns, Guns", "Sour Suite", "Talisman", "Heart Broken Bopper"
New Zealand Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Serving Sara 2002 writer: "American Woman"
The Wire 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Almost Famous 2000 writer: "Albert Flasher", "American Woman"
Witchblade 2000 TV Movie writer: "American Woman"
American Beauty 1999 writer: "American Woman"
Pirates of Silicon Valley 1999 TV Movie writer: "No Time"
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 writer: "American Woman"
Last Night 1998/I writer: "Glamour Boy"
If These Walls Could Talk 1996 TV Movie writer: "American Woman"
The Cable Guy 1996 writer: "American Woman"
Now and Then 1995 writer: "These Eyes"
Due South 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Midnight Hour 1985 TV Movie writer: "Clap For The Wolfman" - uncredited
Melanie 1982 performer: "You Saved My Soul" / writer: "You Saved My Soul"
California Dreaming 1979 lyrics: "Keep It in the Family" / music: "Keep It in the Family" / performer: "Among the Yesterdays", "Keep It in the Family"
Voices 1979 "Voices", "On a Stage", "Drunk as a Punk"
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Melanie 1982 Rick
The Wayne & Shuster Comedy Special 1969 TV Series

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Melanie 1982 music performer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Q with Jian Ghomeshi 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Hour 2008-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - The Guess Who
Shakin' All Over! 2006 TV Movie documentary
The Guess Who: Running Back Thru Canada 2004 Video documentary Himself - The Guess Who
Adventures in Rock 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 29th Annual Juno Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
Manitoba Flood Relief Concert 1997 TV Special Himself
Life and Times 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
The 25th Annual Juno Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
Howard Stern 1994 TV Series Himself
Ringo Starr Going Home 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself (as The All-Starr Band)
The Alan Hamel Show 1978 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1978 TV Series Himself
Rock Concert 1977 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life and Times 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Wayne and Shuster Years 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983 Genie Genie Awards Best Original Song Melanie (1982)


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#Fact
1 He improvised the lyrics of "American Woman" during a Guess Who gig. A fan happened to be taping the show, so the band borrowed the tape in order to record the song as it appears on the "American Woman" album.
2 Spent ten years with The Guess Who, but left for a solo career in 1976.
3 Started his rock and roll career in Winnipeg as a teenager with The Deverons.

#Quote
1 [observation, 2015] Every year that goes by the songs become more special, and the lives of the people in the audience change. Life changes. So when I come back every year and sing those songs, it's like a time machine for people. And I don't shy away from the hit records. I'm not shoving a lot of new stuff down people's throats - not at this stage in my life. I know why they're coming to see us. We try to send everybody home happy. So they are going to hear the songs they came to hear.


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