Al Jardine
Al Jardine
Real Name/Full Name Alan Charles Jardine
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Al Jardine
Birth Place: Lima, Ohio, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 3 September 1942
Age/How Old: 79 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 64 Kg
In Pounds – 141.1 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father –  Donald Jardine
Mother –  Virginia Loxley
Siblings: Neal
School: Hawthorne High School
College: Ferris State University, El Camino College
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Mary Ann Helmandollar (m. 1983), Lynda Sperry (m. 1964–1982)
Kids/Children Name: Matthew, Adam, Robert, Andrew
Profession: Singer, Guitarist, Musician, Composer
Net Worth: $60 million
Last Updated: October 2021

Alan Charles Jardine, commonly known as Al Jardine, is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He was the founder member of the Beach Boys band in 1961. He is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the band. Jardine is a multi-instrumentalist with a great love for folk music.

At some point, he was frustrated by the decision of his band to focus on rock and roll music and decided to leave the group and started performing as a solo artist. He has had a successful solo career both as a member of Beach Boys and as a solo artist. He recorded 25 albums with the band. Besides, he has produced his own studio album and written children’s book, “Sloop John B: A Pirate’s Tale.”

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Biography and Early Life

Al Jardine was born in Lima, Ohio, USA, on 3 September 1942. He is the last born son to Virginia Loxley and Donald Jardine. He has one sibling, an elder brother, called Neal. The family moved from Lima to Rochester, New York, where his father worked at the Rochester Institute of Technology as an instructor. The family moved to San Francisco before later settling in Hawthorne, California, where Alan and his elder brother spent the rest of their youth.

During his time at Hawthorne High School, he was a football player besides his passion and interest in music. His favorite position was a second-string fullback. It is here that he met Carl Wilson and his brother Brian. The two brothers triggered him to develop a music interest, and they later co-founded the Beach Boys band. While Wilson and other band members preferred rock and roll, Jardine’s musical interest was folk, and he learned guitar specifically to play folk.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Al Jardine in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Al Jardine’s age is 79 years old as of today’s date 16th October 2021 having been born on 3 September 1942. Though, he is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 141.1 lbs in Pound and 64kg in Kilograms.

Education

Jardine went to school at Hawthorne High School. It is here that he developed a passion and interest in music. He later joined Ferris State University between 1960 and 1961 before registering in El Camino College later in 1961. He started his music career at the college. He would spend many hours of training together with his friends in the music room.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Even though the guitar guru committed to music most of the time, he had a family. He married twice to Lynda Sperry and Mary Ann Helmandollar. Sperry was the first wife and got married in 1964. They had two sons, namely Matthew Alan and Adam Jardine, and they divorced in 1982. Jardine later married Helmandollar in 1983, who also bore him two sons, Robert and Andrew.

Is Al Jardine Gay?

Jardine is not gay. He appeared with a number of women in public even before he married his first wife. He has never portrayed any sign of being gay, neither has he been bisexual even though he was working with the Wilson brothers, who were rumored to be gay.

Professional Career

Charles Jardine has had a successful career as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He played double bass in the Beach Boys band. In 1961, he took a break from the band to concentrate on a dentistry career but returned in 1963 as a full-time bass player. During the break, his roles were taken over by Brian Wilson.

He returned in 1964 and took on more prominent roles as lead vocalist and songwriter. Some of the songs he co-wrote for the Beach Boys include California Saga: California and Lady Linda. He also contributed to the production of a number of albums key among them Friends, Surf’s Up, Mike Love, and M.I.U.

When Carl Wilson died in 1998, Jardine left the band and formed his parallel band but continued to use the name Beach Boys. Mike Love, the former band member, sued him, and the court barred him from using the band’s name. The matter was settled out of court. The team reunited in 2012 and produced several other songs and albums. The band played rock n roll most of the time, but Al Jardine preferred folk songs. He left in 2018 and started the solo performance.

Besides music, he is also an author. He has authored a children’s book called Sloop John B: A Pirate’s Tale in 2015.

Awards

Alan Jardine made great contributions to the music industry. Some of his remarkable achievements include:

  • Introduction into the Beach Boys hall of fame
  • His song Lady Linda featured among the UK’s top ten hits in 1978

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Al Jardine in 2021

Al Jardine Net Worth
Al Jardine Net Worth

As of 2021, it is estimated that Al Jardine’s net worth is $60 million. He earned much of this wealth by performing in the Beach Boys band and the sale of records.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

In 2008, he earned $2.2 million in a legal settlement between him and Love and Carl Wilson’s estate regarding trademark infringement.

Al Jardine is one of the most famous persons in the American music industry. His devotion and commitment are immense. As the co-founder of the Beach Boys band, he sacrificed a lot to see its success. Contemporary musicians can learn a lot of patience, hard work, and dedication from him.

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