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Adam Ant

Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard, on 3 November 1954, in Marylebone, London) is an English musician who gained popularity as the lead singer of post-punk group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including three No. 1s. He has also worked as an actor, appearing in over two dozen films and television episodes from 1985 to 2003.

Since 2010, Ant has undertaken an intensive reactivation of his musical career, performing live regularly in his hometown of London and beyond, recording and releasing a new album and with three full-length UK national tours, two US national tours and a short Australian tour all now completed.

Stuart Goddard was born an only child, in Marylebone, London. Concern for oppressed minorities—one of the themes he used in his later work—was part of his heritage; he is of partial Romani descent. His maternal grandfather, Walter Albany Smith, was Romanichal. Home was two rooms in De Walden buildings, St John's Wood. He recalls "There was no luxury, but there was always food on the table." His father, Leslie Goddard, had served in the Royal Air Force and worked as a chauffeur and his mother, Betty Kathleen Smith, was an embroiderer for Norman Hartnell.

His parents divorced when Goddard was seven years old[8] and his mother supported him by working as a domestic cleaner, briefly working for Paul McCartney. Goddard's first school was Robinsfield Infants School, where he created a considerable stir by throwing a brick through the head-teacher's office window on two consecutive days. In the aftermath of this incident, Goddard was placed under the supervision of teacher Joanna Saloman, who encouraged him to develop his abilities in art and whom he would later credit as the first person to show him he could be creative artistically.

Goddard then attended Barrow Hill Junior School where he boxed, was a member of the cricket team and passed the eleven plus exam to gain a place at St Marylebone Grammar School which was an all boys school where he enjoyed history lessons, played rugby and later became a school prefect. After taking and passing six O levels and three A levels in English, History and Art, Goddard then attended St Josephs RC secondary school in Workington, Cumbria for several months whilst his parents dealt with family issues.

Goddard attended Hornsey College of Art to study graphic design and for a time was a student of Peter Webb. He later dropped out of Hornsey, short of completing his BA, to focus on a career in music.

His astrological sign is Scorpio.
His Chinese astrological sign is the Horse.
Adam's song Goody Two Shoes was featured in the TV commercial for Diet Coke (2006).
Adam married Carol Mills in 1975, they later divorced but the actual date is unknown at this time.
Adam's original stage name was "Eddie Riff."
Adam's first band was called Bazooka Joe.
Adam attended Hornsey School of Art in London.
In school, Adam studied History, French and Art.
Adam's parents divorced when he was seven and he was an only child until 1974 when his father's new wife had a child, a girl.
Adam was brought up in North London as an only child.
Adam's father was a chauffeur and his mother used to clean house for Paul McCartney.
Adam's grandfather was a full-blooded gypsy
Adam came from a working class family background.
Adam's song Goody Two-Shoes was used in a TV commercial for Holland & Barrett.
Adam's song Kings of the Wild Frontier was used in the TV commercial for Mitsubishi vehicles in the 1990's.
Adam directed the video How Long for Information Society in 1991. The video was rarely shown on MTV.
In 2003, Adam ran in the annual "Save the Gorilla" run in London, to raise money for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund to save the gorillas and their habitat. Rewrote his famous "Stand and Deliver" song to be "Save the Gorillas."
In January 2002, Adam was admitted to the Royal Free Hospital, a mental institution in London, England. This followed his arrest for pulling out a gun at a pub.
Adam's daughter Lily was born on April 10, 1998.
Adam was the first ever MTV "guest VJ."
Adam has been married to Lorraine Goddard since 1997, but they have recently filed for divorce.
Adam used to be romantically involved with actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
Adam is 5' 8" (1.73 m) tall.
In 1998, Air Supply's hit single "Lost In Love" was covered by New Zealand dance/pop group Deep Obsession. It reached #1 in that country, which was a higher position than Air Supply's original in that country.
Casey Kasem had also announced that Hitchcock held the note for over twenty seconds at the end of "All out of Love" a record at the time for a top 40 song.
Graham Russell has two children Simon and Samantha
Graham Russell has blue eyes
Russell Hitchcock has two children Jon and Syndey Rose
Russell Hitchcock is 5'7" tall
Russell Hitchcock eyes are Hazel
Air Supply's song "Even The Nights Are Better" went to number one in the Adult Contemporary charts in 1982.
Their song "Here I am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)" went to number one in the Adult Contemporary charts in 1981.
Their song "Lost in Love" went to number one in the Adult Contemporary charts in 1980.
Graham Russell was born in Nottingham, England.
Russell Hitchcock was born in Melbourne, Australia.
Hitchcock and Russell reunited in 1991.
Air Supply Disbanded in 1988.

 

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