How rich is Syl Johnson?
Syl Johnson Net Worth:
|Birth date:||July 1, 1936|
|Birth place:||Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States|
|Albums:||Total Explosion, Bridge to a Legacy, Uptown Shakedown|
Syl Johnson biography:
Johnson – Dead or Alive?
Syl Johnson net worth: Syl Johnson is an American soul singer and producer who hasa net worth of $6 million. Syl Johnson got his worth from a lifelong musical profession creating a string of hits in the 1960s and 1970s. Before being a solo artist, Mississippi-born Johnson sang with blues heavyweights including Magic Sam (who was a neighbour when Johnson and his family moved to Chicago), Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and Howlin’ Wolf. Very quickly, Johnson created hits, Come On Stock it to Me (1967), Different Strokes (1967) and Because I’m Black (which peaked at number 11 on the R&B Billboard graph in 1969). At the start of the 1970s, Johnson switched to Hi Records and continued to churn out hits, We Did It and Back for the Taste of your Love. His biggest hit, Take Me to the River, peaked at number 7 on the R&B chart in 1975. His last hit was Ms Fine Brown Frame in 1982. Since that time, Johnson has started a fast food restaurant too as making occasional appearances at blues gigs.
Getting the Best Hits
Produced Sylvester Thompson on July 1, 1936 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, he has earned his net worth from his musical career while generating strings of hits during the 60’s and 70’s. He used to play and sing with blues musicians like Magic Sam (a next door neighbour), Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and Howlin’ Wolf in the 1950’s. In 1959, he recorded with Jimmy Reed for VeeJay. In the exact same year, he went solo and signed with Federal Records, a subsidiary of King Records. Sylvester subsequently started recording for Twinight records in the mid-60’s.
His other tune “Different Strokes”(1967) was recently featured on the Ultimate Breaks and Beats breakbeat compilation.
Syl Johnson subsequently changed to Hi Records in the early 70’s where he recorded three records and a string of singles. He continued making hits like “We Did It” and “Back for the Preference of your Love”. Syl made his last success, “Ms Fine Brown”, in 1982. After that, he opened a fast food restaurant. He also made occasional appearances in the blues shows.