|Celebrated Name:||Gregg Rolie|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Gregg Alan Rolie|
|Age:||73 years old|
|Birth Date:||June 17, 1947|
|Birth Place:||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Height:||5 ft 10 inches|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Lori Rolie|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Sean and Ashley)|
|Is Gregg Rolie Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$5 million|
|Last Updated:||July 2020|
Gregg Rolie is a famous singer and keyboard artist in America who is widely known for being the lead singer and the co-founder of successful bands named ‘Journey’ and ‘Santana.’ The band ‘Santana’ drew instant recognition after the performance at the ‘Woodstock Music and Art Festival.’ Gregg has appeared as a lead singer in various successful hit singles, such as ‘No One To Depend On,’ ‘Black Magic Woman,’ and ‘Evil Ways.’ He got inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ two times.
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Early Life & Biography
Rolie was born in Seattle, Washington, United States. He moved with his family to Palo Alto, California, where he completed his elementary school education. He attended the ‘Ohlone Elementary School’ and, in 1965, joined Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California.
He has been an average student in academics. He was inclined towards music from the childhood days and wanted to make a career in this field. He was fond of listening to various artists like Chuck Berry, ‘The Rolling Stones,’ and Bo Diddley. Gregg completed his graduation at ‘Foothill College.’ He joined Carlos Santana to form the band “Santana.”
Gregg Rolie got married to Lori Rolie. The couple gave birth to a daughter named Ashley, and a son named Sean. Rolie has always been a supporter of music education for kids. In 2005, he became one of the respected panel members of a non-profit organization named ‘Little Kids Rock.’ This organization aims at providing musical instruments and education to children in underserved public schools all over the U.S.A. Presently he serves as the director of this organization. Rolie, along with his family, stays in Dripping Springs, Texas.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on June 17, 1947, Gregg Rolie is 73 years old as of today’s date 11th July 2020. His height is 5 ft 10 inches tall, and his weight is 80 kg.
In 1966, Rolie co-founded and launched his music band named ‘The ‘Santana Blues Band.’ Later, the name of the band was revised, and it became ‘Santana.’ Being the band’s lead singer, he has given several blockbuster hit musical performances during his association with the band.
In the same year, this album comprised of instrumental sound and made its place on the fourth position on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart of pop albums’. The single ‘Evil Ways’ grabbed a lot of recognition, especially among youth.
Their second album was released in 1970 as ‘Abraxas’ by ‘Columbia Records.’ It was also an instant hit and became a landmark music album in US music.
In 1971, they released their third album ‘Santana III’ that also recorded tremendous success. It topped the ‘Billboard 200’ chart.
In 1973, Gregg joined a new band, ‘Journey,’ and recorded albums such as ‘Look into the Future,’ and ‘Journey.’ His studio album ‘Departure’ received a “3 x Platinum” certification by the ‘RIAA.’
In 1999, he released his solo CD, ‘Roots,’ and formed the ‘Gregg Rolie Band.’ In 2009, his album ‘Rain Dance’ was released.
Awards & Achievements
Gregg Rolie is one of the most celebrated music personalities in America who has garnered immense fame and followers through his mesmerizing singing talent. He is best known for his association and contribution as a keyboardist and lead singer of three successful bands as ‘Journey,’ ‘Abraxas Pool,’ and Santana’.
He has also been the co-founder of all these three music bands. His album, ‘Abraxas’ (1970), stood at the 207th place on ‘list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” by Rolling Stone’ magazine. In 1969, the band also performed live at the ‘Woodstock Music and Art Festival.’
Gregg Rolie has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a member of Santana in the year 1998 and Journey in 2017.
Net Worth & Salary of Gregg Rolie in 2020
Greg Rolie is an immensely popular singer and keyboard artist known for his association with bands named Santana, Abraxas Pool, and Journey. He has made a major portion of earnings from the sale of his albums, and live performances at musical concerts. As of July 2020, his estimated net worth is calculated to be $5 million. He worked as a lead singer and co-founder of all these three bands. He helmed a rock group titled “The Storm,” and presently performs with his band titled “Gregg Rolie Band.”
In 1969, Rolie made a successful appearance at the Woodstock Music and Art Festival. He performed as original lead vocalist in these bands and given various hit albums. Some of them are “Black Magic Woman,” “No One To Depend On,” “Evil Ways,” and “Oye Como Va.” In 1977, he sang co-lead vocals on various songs on the music albums titled Evolution, Departure, and Infinity.
Gregg Rolie is known to be one of the most successful music producers, keyboard artist, and lead singer for the album. Throughout his tenure, he has given numerous successful hit that has helped him create a respectable place in the American music industry.