Graham Parker was born on the 18th November 1950, in London, England, UK and is a musician and songwriter, best known as the lead member of the rock group Graham Parker & the Rumour, but also as a soloist. Parker has been active in the entertainment industry since 1970s.
How much is the net worth of Graham Parker? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $5 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Music is the major source of Parker’s modest fortune.
Graham Parker Net Worth $5 Million
To begin with, Graham Parker was already dreaming of a career as a rock musician as a teenager, yet after his graduation he did odd jobs as a tanker and truck driver among others. From 1970, he played in various unsuccessful bands, but toured from Spain to Morocco. In 1975, Parker returned to London, where the head of Stiff Records Dave Robinson gave him the opportunity to record some demos. Robinson also formed the band The Rumour, consisting of Graham Parker, Brinsley Schwarz, Martin Belmont, Andrew Bodnar, Bob Andrews and Stephen Goulding, and they became Parker’s backing band for the next five years; Graham Parker & The Rumour quickly became one of the most popular live bands in England.
In 1976, Graham Parker’s first LP, “Howlin’ Wind” was released, which was produced by Nick Lowe, inspired by The Rumour’s relaxed style, as well as by Parker’s stirring songs. “Howlin’ Wind” as well as the following album “Heat Treatment” (1976) were commercial failures, despite praise and recognition by the critics. Only the EP “The Pink Parker” (1977) brought the band their first hit parade success. On the album “Stick To Me” (1977), again produced by Nick Lowe, Graham Parker & The Rumour surprised the audience with more pop and generous arrangements, adding more reggae elements to their music. In 1979, the album “Squeezing Out Sparks” appeared, which sold well, and the live double album “Parkerilla” (1978) and the album “The Up Escalator” (1980) were also very popular with audiences; the latter was Parker’s last collaboration with his long-time backing band The Rumour, from which he parted that year.
At the beginning of the 1980s Graham Parker settled in New York, where he recorded the album “Another Gray Area” (1982), earning mostly positive reviews. With “The Real Macaw” he was able to rehabilitate himself a year later. “Steady Nerves” (1985) and “Mona Lisa’s Sister” (1988) became his last records, which could be placed in the LP charts. Parker lost his record contract and had to publish his highly praised albums like the gently folk “12 Haunted Episodes” (1995) on ever smaller labels. He revealed his disappointment about it in the album “Acid Bubblegum” in the song “Sharpening Axes” (1996).
In 2007, the CD “Do not Tell Columbus” was released and in 2010 “Imaginary Television” was released. In 2012, he played himself in the film “These are the 40”. In 2012, Graham Parker and The Rumour reunited, and two studio albums were released – “Three Chords Good” (2012) and “Mystery Glue” (2015), managing to maintain his net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of Graham Parker, he is married to Jolie Parker.
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