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Greg Phillinganes Net Worth

Greg Phillinganes Net Worth is
$5 Million

Greg Phillinganes Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Gregory Arthur "Greg" Phillinganes (born May 12, 1956, Detroit, Michigan, United States) is an American session keyboardist, based in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of Cass Technical High School in Detroit. Phillinganes was discovered by Stevie Wonder, who heard a cassette of instrumental renditions of his own songs done by Phillinganes. Wonder recruited Phillinganes for his Wonderlove band, where Phillinganes stayed from 1976 to 1981.In 1981, he released his first solo album, Significant Gains. While the album itself was not very successful, he did manage to score a minor R&B hit with "Baby, I Do Love You". Three years later, he released his follow-up album Pulse, which featured another minor hit (and perhaps his best-known solo hit), a cover of Yellow Magic Orchestra's song "Behind the Mask" (with additional lyrics written by Michael Jackson). This single was much more successful on the dance music charts. When he later joined Eric Clapton's backing band, Phillinganes introduced the tune to Clapton, who covered it on his 1986 August album. Amidst his solo recordings and touring with Clapton throughout the 1980s and the early 1990s, he became well known as a prominent session musician for a multitude of different artists, performing on many hit albums of the time. His session work has continued into the present.In addition to Stevie Wonder, Greg Phillinganes has worked and toured with other musicians including the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Anita Baker, George Benson, Eric Clapton, Donald Fagen, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Michael Jackson, Richard Marx, Paul McCartney, Quincy Jones and Stevie Nicks among others. He was also the musical director for Michael Jackson's Bad and Dangerous concert tours. In 1995 he played on the Joan Armatrading album What's Inside. During 2004, Phillinganes acted as a replacement for David Paich on tour with the band Toto. In 2005, he joined the band and helped Toto with their new album. He continued to tour as a member of Toto until the band broke up in 2008. When Toto reformed in 2010, Phillinganes was not part of the lineup.He has been recruited as the musical director for Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour.
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Full NameGreg Phillinganes
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMay 12, 1956
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, USA
ProfessionMusic Department, Soundtrack, Actor
EducationCass Technical High School
NationalityAmerican
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction
Music GroupsToto, Buckshot LeFonque, Behind the Mask, Bottom of Your Soul, Mona Lisas
MoviesLive 1986
Star SignTaurus
#Fact
1Phillinganes acted as a replacement for David Paich on tour with the band Toto. In 2005, he joined the band and set to helping Toto with their new album, Greg now covers for David Paich when he is unable to tour with the rest of the band.

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC Stevie Wonder 1981 DocumentaryDocumentary conductor / musical director post-production
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV Movie music director
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life an All Star Grammy Salute2015TV Movie music director
In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul2014TV Movie music director
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles2014TV Special musician: keyboard / musician: piano
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV Special music director
Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine2010TV Movie musical director
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV Special music director
An All-Star Salute to Patti LaBelle: Live from Atlantis2005TV Special musical director
Motown Christmas2002TV Special musician / song performer
Big Trouble2002musician: keyboards
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration2001TV Special documentary arrangements / music director
Vibe1997TV Series musical director
Dangerous: The Short Films1993Video musician: keyboard
Michael Jackson Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour1992TV Special documentary musical director
Michael Jackson: Bad1987Video short musician: solo synthesizer
Running Scared1986musician: keyboard
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary musician: keyboards - uncredited

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Britain's Got Talent2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bulworth1998"Joints & Jam" / writer: "Joints & Jam"
Eric Clapton: Live in Hyde Park1997TV Movie documentary writer: "Tearin' Us Apart"
Malice1993writer: "MISS YOU"
The Cream of Eric Clapton1990Video documentary writer: "Tearing Us Apart"
Eric Clapton and Friends1986TV Movie documentary writer: "Miss You", "Tearing Us Apart"
Olivia: Soul Kiss1986Video short "Soul Kiss"
Touch and Go1986"Signals" / performer: "Signals", "Playing With Fire"
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala: 10th Birthday1986TV Movie documentary writer: "Tearing Us Apart"
Weird Science1985producer: "PRIVATE JOY"
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary "We Are the World", uncredited
Michael Jackson: Thriller1983Video short "Thriller"
Best Friends1982arranger: "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?", "Think About Love"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toto: Falling in Between - Live in Paris2007Video
The Color Purple1985Jook Joint Musician

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV Special
Motown Christmas2002TV Special

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Imagine John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert2015TV Movie music producer
Quincy Jones' 75th Birthday Celebration: Live at Montreux2008producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Allee Willis Loves DetroitDocumentary filmingHimself
Hired Gun2016DocumentaryHimself
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Performer
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall2016DocumentaryHimself
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Winner: Outstanding Music Direction
Nathan East: For the Record2014DocumentaryHimself
In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul2014TV MovieHimself - keyboards
Michael Jackson Live at Wembley July 16, 19882012Himself
Bad 252012DocumentaryHimself
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story2011DocumentaryHimself
Unsung2009-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Sinbad: Where U Been?2010TV Special documentaryHimself
Quincy Jones' 75th Birthday Celebration: Live at Montreux2008Himself - Host
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities2006DocumentaryHimself
Wetten, dass..?2006TV SeriesHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Come Together Now2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Essential Michael Jackson2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Keyboard Player
The Arsenio Hall Show1994TV SeriesHimself
Eric Clapton: 24 Nights1991TV Special documentaryHimself - Keyboards, Vocals
Michael Jackson: From Motown to Your Town1988TV MovieHimself - Music Director
Eric Clapton and Friends1986TV Movie documentaryHimself (Keyboards)
Soul Train1985TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
New American Bandstand 19651985TV SeriesHimself
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentaryHimself - Keyboardist

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Songs2011TV SeriesHimself
BingoLotto2000TV SeriesThemselves

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music DirectionStevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life an All Star Grammy Salute (2015)

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