Ed King was a successful American musician who was active in his career from 1965 to 1996. He is best known as the guitarist of Strawberry Alarm Clock and has also served as the guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd. He has released albums with both the bands and many popular artists have paid tribute for him. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Ed King in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Edward Calhoun King or “Ed King” was born in September 1949, in Glendale, California. Not much is known about his childhood details as well as about his parents. There is no information about his siblings and where the musician was raised.
Since he kept his childhood details very personal, it has not been established on where did he went to receive his education. King was battling with lung cancer in his later days. He died on August 22, 2018, in Nashville Tennessee. The musician was 68 years old at the time of his death.
According to social media, Ed King got married to Sharon Brock King in 2010. It has not been known if he has got any children of his own. He used to live with his wife in Tennessee and had two dogs named Petey and Ollie. In 1977, he was involved in a plane crash, where two members of Van Zant were killed. He also underwent a heart transplant in 2011. His death was announced on his Facebook page.
Career, Award & Nominations
In the mid-‘60s, Ed King became one of the founding members of the pop-psychedelic pop band called Strawberry Alarm Clock which was based in Los Angeles. In 1967, the band released the album ‘Incense and Peppermints’. The following year, they released ‘Wake Up… It’s Tomorrow’ and ‘The World in a Sea Shell’.
His band then released ‘Good Morning Starshine’ in 1969. With the band, King also appeared in many television shows including The Steve Allen Show’ and ‘American Bandstand’. He left the band in 1971.
From 1972 to 1975 and from 1987 to 1996, King was a member of the band ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’. With them, he released the albums ‘Pronounced ‘Leh-nerd ‘Skin-nerd’, Second Helping’, and ‘Nuthin’ Fancy’. He also later contributed for the albums ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991’, ‘The Last Rebel’, and ‘Endangered Species’.
Net Worth & Earnings
What could be the net worth of a person who has been associated with two bands in his career? He was a very successful guitarist and had contributed for many albums. At the time of his death, the musician had a net worth of an estimated $10 million. Apart from studio albums, he also released compilation albums, live albums, and singles with Lynyrd Skynyrd. He has also appeared on television.
Ed King was indeed a very talented person who had never been a part of any controversy during his lifetime. He contributed a lot for music, and people still continue to remember him from his works with two different bands.