Willie Alexander Net Worth 2018: Wiki-Bio, Married, Dating, Family, Height, Age, Ethnicity
Facts of Willie Alexander Net Worth 2018: Wiki-Bio, Married, Dating, Family, Height, Age, Ethnicity
|Net worth||$5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||1943 January 13|
|Age:||77 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States|
Willie Alexander is an American singer and keyboardist who work as a solo artist and a band member has led him to amass an estimated net worth of $5 Million. Alexander has been part of some of the influential rock and experimental bands. The life of this widely under-appreciated rock icon is as fascinating as his career.
Income Source of Willie Alexander
Willie Alexander primarily earns his fair share of money via his music career. He has toured around the globe with his band and performed at multiple concert venues. In addition to this, Alexander has also contributed to movie soundtracks and worked on a few films as a narrator. Many of Alexander’s songs have been covered and re-interpreted by various artists, causing a significant boom in his net worth.
Career and Achievements of Willie Alexander
Willie Alexander kicked off his career as one of the founding members of The Lost, a garage rock and psychedelic band from Vermont. The band was very active in the Boston Rock scene and Alexander’s bandmates included the likes of Ted Myers and Hugh Magbie. Alexander played keyboards and percussion for the band also provided his vocals for their track. The union, however, would not last long, as most of the members left the group after a year including Alexander. Soon, Alexander found himself joining bands like the Bagatelle, The Glass Menagerie, and The Fish Eye Brothers.
In 1971, when most of the original members of the influential New York band The Velvet Underground had left the group, Alexander joined the group to replace Sterling Morrison. The lineup of the band included fellow The Grass Menagerie alums Doug Yule and Walter Powers. The Velvets would release only one album with Alexander- the critically panned Squeeze. The band would also tour the Netherlands, Scotland, and England in support of Loaded which was released in 1970 before Alexander joined the group. Following the failure of Squeeze, the Velvet Underground officially came to a permanent hiatus.
After the Velvets, Willie Alexander formed two different bands as a frontman- Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band and Willie Alexander and the Persistence of Memory Orchestra. The former is still active and plays various live performances.
Alexander has also released multiple albums as a solo artist and also contributed to various movie soundtracks. Somewhere around 1982, he also teamed up with the Powers for a tour of France for a French punk record label called New Rose Records. He was also the opening act for alternative rock band Dramarama’s 2006 tour of the United States. His song “Kerouak”, released in 1975 as a single, was covered by Tim Presley on the album The Wink which was released in 2016. Additionally, his 1980 single ‘Gin’ was covered by Luna on their 2017 covers album called A Sentimental Education.
Personal Life of Willie Alexander
Willie Alexander was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but is currently based in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He is a close friend of fellow Gloucester native and independent filmmaker, Henry Ferrini. Both artists have collaborated on multiple occasions.