Ray Parker Jr Net Worth

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Ray Parker Jr Net Worth
Net Worth:
$2.5 Million
Date of Birth
May 1, 1954
Place of Birth
Record producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Actor, Musician

Ray Parker Jr net worth: Ray Parker Jr is an American musician who has a net worth of $2.5 million. Ray Parker Jr is probably best known for writing and performing the title song to blockbuster film, Ghostbusters. And while he does have "Ghostbusters" to thank for most of his net worth, his career comprises more than just that single song. Parker's musical career began as a guitarist in the house band at the famous 20 Grand night club in Detroit, Michigan. From there, he was hired by the band The Detroit Spinners, with whom he toured the country. Some time later in the mid 1970s, Parker started the band Raydio, which released their first hit song, "Jack and Jill," in 1978. Raydio continued to release hit songs into the early 80s, before Parker began his solo career.

After a few short years, he was hired to record what would become his most famous song, "Ghostbusters." The song, while still a popular favorite, is not free from controversy. Parker was accused of plagiarizing the Huey Lewis and the News song "I Want a New Drug" for "Ghostbusters." The two parties settled out of court, and the similarity between the two songs is unmistakable. Since "Ghostbusters," Ray Parker, Jr. has appeared in a variety of television shows and advertisements. He is mostly absent from show business today.

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Ray Parker Jr

Ray Parker Jr

Ray Erskine Parker, Jr. is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording artist. Parker is known for writing and performing the theme song to the movie Ghostbusters, for his solo music, and for performing with his band, Raydio, and with Barry White.
Record producer / Songwriter / Guitarist / Composer / Singer / Actor / Musician
Date of Birth
  • May 1, 1954
  • Ray Parker Jr
  • Parker Jr., Ray
  • Ray Parker Jnr.
  • Raymond Erskine Parker Jr.
  • Parker, Ray, Jr.
  • United States of America
  • United States of America
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Notable Appearances
  • The Crusaders: Live at Montreux 2003
  • Let the Music Play: The Barry White Story
  • Enemy Territory
  • Extreme Ghostbusters
  • Ghostbusters
  • Greatest Hits
  • I Love You Like You Are
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