John Parr Net Worth
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The main source of income: Musicians
Total Net Worth at the moment 2020 year – is about $68,9 Million.
John Parr information Birth date: November 18, 1954 Birth place: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, UK Profession:Soundtrack, Writer, Composer
:How tall is John Parr – 1,76m.
How much weight is John Parr – 83kg
Template:Multiple issuesJohn Parr (born 18 November 1954) is an English musician, who had two number one (#1) hits, best known for his 1985 US number one (#1) hit single St. Elmos Fire and in 1984 for his US number one (#1) hit single Naughty Naughty. Parr has sold 10 million albums worldwide, and has written and performed 12 Hollywood movie themes, including that for one of Disneys most successful films, 3 Men & A Baby, Near Dark, and Schwarzeneggers The Running Man. He has been nominated for a Grammy award.
Biography,Parr was born in Worksop, England, in 1952. He first entered the music scene when he was 12 years old and formed a band with two fellow schoolmates, which they named The Silence. The band had achieved some success. They eventually became professional and started to tour Europe. He then joined a band named Bitter Sweet who were a huge success in the working mens clubs in Yorkshire, he then formed a Super Band with musicians from other working mens club bands, and named the band Ponders End after a Railway Station in North London.Work with Meat LoafParr secured a publishing deal with Carlin America in 1983, and in the same year Meat Loaf asked him to write some songs for his new album. That led to the fateful meeting with John Wolff, who was tour manager for The Who. Foreseeing the initial demise of The Who, Wolff was looking for a new venture and considered Parr to be a suitable partner. Parr first visited America in 1984 and worked with Meat Loaf on Bad Attitude. Meanwhile, Wolff secured Parrs solo Atlantic recording deal in New York.Solo and The BusinessNaughty Naughty was Parrs first U.S. Top 40 hit record, hitting No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart in 1984. 1985 saw Parr on the road with his band The Business supporting Toto, his first show with Toto at Carowinds Paladium (Charlotte NC) and playing 10,000-seater venues across America. By the end of the tour, John had a call from one of the worlds most successful record producers, David Foster. He requested Parr to record a song for the film St. Elmos Fire. Parr and Foster wrote a song in honour of wheelchair athlete and activist Rick Hansen, St. Elmos Fire, which also became the theme for the film St. Elmos Fire (a Brat Pack film unrelated to Hansens life or achievements). The song became a number one hit for Parr around the world and garnered many awards, including a Grammy nomination. Parr went on to tour with Tina Turner on The Private Dancer tour and also with Heart and The Beach Boys. In his charity work with The David Foster foundation, Parr has shared the stage and the sports field with stars including John Travolta, Michael J. Fox, Celine Dion, Paul Anka and Rob Lowe.Parr later wrote Under a Raging Moon with Julia Downes for Roger Daltrey, a song that paid tribute to Keith Moon and told the story of The Who. The album became Daltreys biggest solo success in America. Parrs last concert in the U.S. was a duet of the song with Daltrey at Madison Square Garden, joining them on stage were Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, John Entwistle and Zak Starkey.Parr was soon singing with Marilyn Martin on the song Through the Night, from the Quicksilver soundtrack (1986). Parr wrote and produced further tracks for Martins debut album, including the hit Night Moves. A year after, he wrote and sang the title songs The Minute I Saw You, from Three Men and a Baby soundtrack, and the power ballad Restless Heart (a.k.a. Running Away with You (Restless Heart)), from The Running Man soundtrack (this song was re-released on Man With a Vision album). After the success of Meat Loafs album, Parr contributed to the next album with the hit duet Rock & Roll Mercenaries. From there he began work with Albert Magnoli (director of Purple Rain) on the film American Anthem for which he wrote and performed the main theme Two Hearts. Parrs other film credits include Naughty Naughty from the cult horror film Near Dark and Love Grammar from the Karen Black movie Flight of the Spruce Goose. He has also written songs for Tom Jones, The Monkees, Tygers of Pan Tang, Romeos Daughter and Bucks Fizz.The Pepsi Company and Jack Calmes Satellite TV Corporation wanted to try something new – a gig from London beamed live across America, Japan & Australia on the college Satellite Network. Parr was the featured act, having done two similar shows (one from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where the flame was lit for a special performance of St. Elmos Fire, and was beamed live for Japan, and the New Year Christmas Show from London). The show was a great success, reaching almost 50 million people and making broadcast history for the network. That same year Parr was signed by US clothing designer Chams De Baron to promote their sports leisure range – features in leading fashion magazines followed and a national poster campaign used Parrs image on Americas major city buses for the summer. Later that year, again via satellite, Parr co-presented the UK leg of the American Music Awards with Phil Collins.Another dream came true for Parr in 1988 when he was offered the opportunity to collaborate with one of the most successful record producers ever, Mutt Lange, (co)producing an album for Romeos Daughter.In 1989, Parr played the lead role in the soundtrack album for Paris, an epic rock opera written by Jon English and David Mackay. Paris is an epic love story of Paris and Helen of Troy set against the Trojan War. Parr performed with the London Symphony Orchestra alongside Harry Nilsson, Demis Roussos, Francis Rossi and Barry Humphries. The album went on to win many awards around the world.Parr is also known for co-authoring The Best (A Man Can Get), the theme used in a series of highly successful Gillette razor commercials from the 1980s onwards, also spawning the companys chief slogan. A solo acoustic version appears on the album Letter to America.2000sAfter ten years out of the music business Parr returned in 2006. An unconnected dance remix of St. Elmos Fire, entitled New Horizon went Top 40 that same year.In 2007, Parr joined Canadian pop-rock artist Bryan Adams on his tour.On 26 March 2007, Parr released Walking Out of the Darkness, a tribute to Doncaster Rovers F.C. ahead of the clubs appearance in the Football League Trophy final at Cardiffs Millennium Stadium on 1 April 2007.In May 2007 Parr returned to Canada to perform at the Man in Motion 20th anniversary. Parrs song St Elmos Fire (Man in Motion) was wheelchair athlete Rick Hansens anthem, helping him wheel 25,000 miles around the globe and raising awareness and money for spinal research. To date the Rick Hansen foundation has raised $200 million and helped build a research centre, ICORD, in Vancouver.In June 2007 Parr wrote and recorded the main title for Sony Pictures The Brothers Solomon, directed by Bob Odenkirk.On 20 July 2007, Parr and his band opened for Bryan Adams at the Keepmoat Stadium in Parrs home town Doncaster. Twenty years earlier, Parr joined Adams in his home town where they played to 75,000 at the Canadian Exhibition Centre in Vancouver.In June 2008, Parr was a special guest for the U.S. rock band Journey on their UK Tour.In May 2011 Parr performed an acoustic set as Special Guest of Richard Marx on his UK Tour.Parr released a double album titled Letter to America on 1 June 2011, and subsequently toured in America.On 11 October 2011, Parr was a guest on ESPN show SportsNation where he sang a special rendition of St. Elmos Fire replacing the words with Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. A reworking of the songs lyrics, sung by Parr and titled Tim Tebows Fire on YouTube, went viral on YouTube: as of 13 January 2012 it had received 1,000,000 views. The video was uploaded by Denver Fox Network affiliate, KDVR. Throughout 2012 Parr toured America as ambassador for the USO playing concerts and benefits for American servicemen and women.In 2012 Parr wrote and produced a new studio album The Mission. The funds wnet to The USO, USA Cares and Military Families charities. Parrs quest is to raise funds and awareness of military personals welfare when they return home from active duty as they make the transition back into normal life.In 2014, Parr reunited with The Who, Jeff Beck, Mick Hucknall and other rock musicians for Kenney Jones Rock & Horsepower concert to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. Back at his studio Somewhere in Yorkshire he joined forces with Guns and Roses producer Mike Clink, who along with Slash and Nikki Sixx, collaborated on the forthcoming Pete Way album. At the O2 Parr joined producer Tony Visconti, Woody Woodmansey (Spiders From Mars), Glen Gregory (Heaven 17) and many members of the original Bowie band to perform in the Man Who Sold the World concert. Parr continued his work with the military playing concerts and fund raisers for Help For Heroes. Christmas 2014 saw the release of Ring Out The Bells, a charity single produced by David Mackay, which featured Charlie Norman and the children of St Catherines School along with guest performances by Parr and Meatloaf duetist Lorraine Crosby (I Would Do Anything For Love). The proceeds went to The Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital.2015 saw John on the road doing international and uk shows with Bonnie Tyler, Kenney Jones, Cockney Rebel..he also wrote and recorded Man of Steel for the late International rugby hero Steve Prescott.2016 The 88th Academy Awards (Oscars) included the launch of Googles Android campaign featuring John and St Elmos Fire as the theme tune. Its Ironic as the song was tipped as the favourite for the Best Original Song Oscar in 1985 but had to be withdrawn as John had told the media that although the song was written for the film he was inspired by Rick Hansens attempt to circumnavigate the globe in his wheelchair. 31 years later the song is back at the Oscars as the theme song for Rock Paper Scissors Androidss new campaign.On 7 June 2016 John Parr will appear as Special Guest of Foreigner on their London Palladium show.
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