Kenny Laguna Net Worth

Kenny Laguna Net Worth is
$2 Million

Kenny Laguna Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Kenneth Benjamin "Kenny" Laguna (born January 30, 1954) is an American songwriter and record producer, best known for his work with Joan Jett.He was born in Greenwich Village, New York City, and started playing piano at high school dances from the age of twelve. In the late 1960s he worked as a songwriter and producer with Super K Productions, established at Buddah Records by producers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeffrey Katz, writing songs for such acts as Tony Orlando, The Ohio Express and The Lemon Pipers, often in association with writers Bo Gentry, Bobby Bloom and Ritchie Cordell. Laguna played keyboards for a time with Tommy James and the Shondells, and played on their 1968 hit single "Mony Mony"; he also played keyboards on the second Ohio Express album, Yummy Yummy. Some other credits that Kenny Laguna can be seen on include playing on and singing backgrounds for Simon Says, Goody Goody Gumdrops, Indian Give, and most of the 1910 Fruitgum Company's record 1 2 3 Red Light, playing on "Gimmee Gimmee Good Lovin" by the Crazy Elephant, The Lemon Pipers' "Green Tambourine", as well as "This Magic Moment" and "Walkin' in the Rain" by Jay and the Americans.One of his most successful writing credits was for "Groovin' With Mr Bloe", originally a throwaway B-side for Tony Orlando's group Wind. The tune was covered in the UK by studio musicians calling themselves Mr. Bloe, and reached #2 on the UK singles chart in 1970; the original version was reissued, credited to Cool Heat, and scraped into the US chart. Laguna also worked on the soundtrack of the Andy Warhol film Lonesome Cowboys, and worked as a producer in Los Angeles with singers Darlene Love and Bill Medley, formerly of The Righteous Brothers. He played or sang on more than 50 Billboard Top 40 hits by 1972.In the mid 1970s he worked for a time in Britain, and produced a series of albums with the Steve Gibbons Band, as well as their UK hit single "Tulane", a cover of a Chuck Berry song. He also worked in Los Angeles, as a writer and producer for Beserkley Records, on songs by and for Jonathan Richman, Greg Kihn, Earth Quake and others. With Earth Quake and label boss Matthew "King" Kaufman, he recorded a version of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven", rewritten with the lyrics to the theme song of the television show Gilligan's Island. The record was issued as a single, by Little Roger and the Goosebumps, but the label was threatened with legal action by Led Zeppelin's lawyers and copies were destroyed. It was eventually reissued in 2000 on the compilation CD Laguna Tunes.Laguna met, and began working with, Joan Jett, shortly after the break-up of The Runaways in 1979. Working with Cordell and others, he won her a solo record deal and co-produced her solo albums including Bad Reputation (1980), and I Love Rock 'n' Roll (1981). He established Blackheart Records with Jett in the early 1980s. In 1982 he also produced English band Bow Wow Wow's hit version of "I Want Candy

Date Of Birth1954-01-30
ProfessionSoundtrack, Producer, Actor

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Table 192017writer: "Bad Reputation"
The Muppets.2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Barely Lethal2015writer: "Make it Black", "Bad Reputation"
The DUFF2015writer: "Bad Reputation"
Behaving Badly2014writer: "Bad Reputation"
Love Child2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Once Upon a Time2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Piece Film Z2012writer: "Bad Reputation"
Late Show with David Letterman2010-2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
I Melt with You2011writer: "Bad Reputation" - as Kenneth Laguna
Easy A2010writer: "Bad Reputation"
Kick-Ass2010"Bad Reputation"
The Cleveland Show2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Runaways2010writer: "I Want You", "Love Is Pain", "Bad Reputation"
Endless Bummer2009producer: "Bad Reputation", "Destination Unknown" / writer: "Bad Reputation"
Baby Mama2008writer: "Bad Reputation"
In Twilight's Shadow2008Short writer: "Kiss On The Lips"
Jammin'2006TV Series producer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Covenant2006producer: "I Love Rock and Roll"
7th Inning Stretch2006TV Movie documentary writer: "Riddles"
Bad News Bears2005"Bad Reputation"
Standing Still2005/IIwriter: "Bad Reputation" - as Kenneth Laguna
Her Minor Thing2005producer: "Crimson And Clover"
Searching for Bobby D2005writer: "Bad Reputation" - as Laguna
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003Video writer: "Bad Reputation" concert version, "Bad Reputation" original version, "Fake Friends", "The French Song", "Good Music", "Eye To Eye"
Wonderland2003writer: "Bad Reputation" 1981
The Sweet Life2003performer: "Sudden Death", "Sherry" / producer: "The Sweet Life", "Fetish", "Watersign", "Groovin' With Mr. Bloe, "Sherry" / writer: "The Sweet Life", "Watersign", "Groovin' With Mr. Bloe, "Sudden Death", "Sherry"
Getting There2002Video producer: "Roadrunner"
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Live!2001Video writer: "Bad Reputation"
Shrek2001writer: "Bad Reputation" 1981
Freaks and Geeks1999-2000TV Series writer - 18 episodes
Margaret Cho: I'm the One That I Want2000TV Special documentary writer: "Bad Reputation" - as Kenneth Laguna
Boogie Boy1998producer: "Full Cycle" / writer: "Full Cycle"
Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life1997TV Special writer: "Bad Reputation"
Dangerous Offender: The Marlene Moore Story1996TV Movie producer: "I LOVE ROCK' N ROLL"
Striptease1996writer: "Frustrated"
Mr. Wrong1996producer: "LOVE STINKS"
Days of Thunder1990producer: "Long Live the Night"
Light of Day1987writer: "This Means War", "Rabbit's Got the Gun"
The American Way1986writer: "Fantasy"
Du-beat-e-o1984writer: "You Don't Know What You've Got", "I Want You", "Tell Me", "You Can't Get Me", "We're All Crazy Now"
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentary writer: "Bad Reputation" - uncredited
Flashdance1983producer: "I Love Rock 'n Roll"
Urgh! A Music War1981Documentary writer: "Bad Reputation"
Stardust1974writer: "You Kept Me Waiting", "Make Me Good" - as Ken Laguna
The Johnny Farnham Special1969TV Movie writer: "Baby, I'm Happy Without You"

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
F.M.L.2011Short music supervisor
The Runaways2010music consultant
Freaks and Geeks2000TV Series composer - 5 episodes

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HookedTV Movie executive producer post-production
Undateable Johnexecutive producer post-production
FML the Series2012TV Series producer
The Runaways2010executive producer
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003Video producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Endless Bummer2009Mr. Canadianedas

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Searching for Bobby D2005

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L7: Pretend We're Dead2017thanks
Vito2011Documentary special thanks
In Twilight's Shadow2008Short special gratitude
Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig2003Video documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dare to Be Different2017Documentary post-productionHimself - Joan Jett - manager, Tommy James and the Shondells-singer
Late Show with David Letterman2014TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Talk2013TV SeriesHimself
The View2013TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHimself
The Bayou: DC's Killer Joint2013DocumentaryHimself
Jammin'2006TV SeriesHimself
The Gits2005DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology2003VideoHimself
The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll with Gene Simmons2001TV Movie documentaryHimself

Known for movies

Source
IMDB Wikipedia

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