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Geoffrey Downes Net Worth

Geoffrey Downes Net Worth is
$18 Million

Geoffrey Downes Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Geoffrey Downes (born 25 August 1952) is an English rock songwriter, record producer, and musician, mainly a keyboardist. He is mainly known as a member of the New wave duo The Buggles, legendary progressive rock band Yes, and supergroup Asia.Downes created The Buggles with Trevor Horn in 1977. After three years of songwriting and recording process, their first album, The Age of Plastic, was released in 1980. Now recognized as a highly influent album and a landmark of the electropop era, it also spawned the single "Video Killed the Radio Star", that was No. 1 on the singles charts of sixteen countries. The same year, both Horn and Downes joined Yes and recorded the album Drama as a part of the band. The following year however, Yes disbanded.After the end of Yes, Downes and Horn resumed working on a second Buggles album, Adventures in Modern Recording, released in 1981. The same year, Downes founded Asia with fellow former Yes member Steve Howe, former King Crimson member John Wetton, and former Emerson, Lake & Palmer album Carl Palmer. The weak commercial performance of Adventures in Modern Recording, associated with Downes being busy with Asia and Horn wanting to be focusing on being a record producer, led to the disbanding of The Buggles. Yes subsequently reformed in 1983, whitout them but with Horn producing.Since 1981, Downes performed in Asia and released fourteen albums with them (leaving the band in 1986, but returning for good in 1990), while also releasing solo albums, and acting as record producer for various artists including Mike Oldfield and Thompson Twins. While he was the only remaining original member of since 1993, Downes reunited the original Asia lineup in 2006, including Howe who had since re-joined Yes. In 2011, Downes returned in Yes 30 years after his last tenure in the band, and released his second album with them, Fly from Here. The album, produced by Horn, featured material the duo has originally composed for The Buggles. Downes is currently a member of both Asia and Yes; in addition, he frequently reunites on special occasions with Horn to perform Buggles music since 1998.Downes has also entered for the Guinness Book of Records for performing with the most keyboards on stage in one single performance, with a record of twenty-eight.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of Birth1952-08-25
Place Of BirthStockport, Cheshire, England
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actor
#Fact
1He is probably the only person ever to wear rubber gloves on "Top of the Pops".
2The only member of Asia to never leave the group.
3In 1980, both he and Trevor Horn became members of the progressive rock band Yes. With the group, they only released the album 'Drama'.
4Formed The Buggles with Trevor Horn in the late 70s, and obtained a major hit single with "Video Killed The Radio Star".

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coronation StreetTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Ochéntame... otra vez2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Els matins a TV32014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19792014TV Movie documentary writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star'
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kinect Sports: Season Two2011Video Game writer: "Check It Out" - as Geoffrey Downes
Take This Waltz2011writer: "Video Killed The Radio Star"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series music - 1 episode
Take Me Home Tonight2011writer: "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Electric Dreams2009TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Loose Women2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cyprien2009writer: "The Living in the Plastic Age"
Supernatural2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chikara Young Lions Cup VI: Night III2008Video writer: "Heat of the Moment" - as Geoffrey Downes
Asia: Fantasia - Live in Tokyo2007Video documentary writer: "Time Again", "Wildest Drams", "Without You", "Cutting It Fine", "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes acoustic", "Don't Cry acoustic", "Video Killed The Radio Star", "The Heat Goes On", "Only Time Will Tell", "Sole Survivor", "Heat Of The Moment"
Classic Artists: Yes2007Video documentary writer: "Tempus Fugit", "Video Killed the Radio Star"
La tele de tu vida2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
L'anniversaire2005writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star" - as G. Downes
The Business2005writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star"
The 40-Year-Old Virgin2005writer: "Heat of the Moment" 1982 - as Geoffrey Downes
The Matador2005writer: "Heat of the Moment" - as Geoffrey Downes
Stuck in the Middle2003Video writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video Game writer: "Video Killed The Radio Star" - as Downes
Top Ten2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Frontline2001TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
100 Greatest Number One Singles2001TV Special documentary writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Down to You2000writer: "Heat Of The Moment" - as Geoffrey Downes
Rock Family Trees1998TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Daria1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wedding Singer1998writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star" - as Geoffrey Downes
Mystery Science Theater 30001993-1997TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Empire Records1995writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star" - as Geoffrey Downes
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe: An Evening of Yes Music Plus1994Video writer: "Brother Of Mine"
Freddie as F.R.O.7.1992lyrics: "Lay Down Your Arms" / music: "Lay Down Your Arms"
Hasta luego cocodrilo1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yes: Greatest Video Hits1991Video writer: "Tempus Fugit", "Into The Lens"
YesYears1991Video writer: "Tempus Fugit", "Into The Lens"
In the Big Dream1989Video short writer: "Brother Of Mine"
Asia in Asia1983Video documentary arranger: "Keyboard Solo" / performer: "Keyboard Solo" / writer: "The Heat Goes On", "Here Comes The Feeling", "Eye To Eye", "Only Time Will Tell", "Open Your Eyes", "Keyboard Solo", "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes", "Wildest Dreams", "Heat Of The Moment", "Sole Survivor"
Future War 198X1982writer: "Wildest Dreams", "Only Time Will Tell", "Sole Survivor" - uncredited
Top of the Pops1979-1980TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star1979Video short writer: "Video Killed the Radio Star"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star1979Video short

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Like It Is : Yes at Mesa Arts Centre2015Himself
Like it is - Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome2014VideoHimself
Asia XXX Live2012TV MovieHimself
Access Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
Fox News2011TV SeriesHimself
Hans Zimmer - Der Sound für Hollywood2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Asia: Fantasia - Live in Tokyo2007Video documentaryHimself
Classic Artists: Yes2007Video documentaryHimself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2000TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
Rock Family Trees1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Asia in Asia1983Video documentaryHimself
Get It Together1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop1979TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
Pure 80's: The DVD2002VideoHimself (segments "Video Killed the Radio Star" / "Heat of the Moment") (as The Buggles/ as Asia)
Roger Dean: Views2001Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Yes: Greatest Video Hits1991VideoHimself
YesYears1991VideoHimself

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