Michael Stanley Gee was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and radio personality. Born on March 25, 1948, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, he was known as a solo artist and leader of The Michael Stanley Band. During his college years, he was a member of the band Silk which released an album, Smooth As Raw Silk, on ABC Records in 1969.
Stanley released his first album Michael Stanley, in 1973 while working as a regional manager for a record store chain. His album Friends & Legends featured contributions from renowned rock guitarist Joe Walsh, multi-instrumentalist Todd Rundgren, and saxophonist David Sanborn.
Stanley formed The Michae Stanley Band in 1974 with singer-songwriter–lead guitarist Jonah Koslen, former Glass Harp bassist Daniel Pecchio, and drummer Tommy Dobeck. The MSB set attendance records in Cleveland after attracting 20,320 people to a concert at the Richfield Coliseum on July 20, 1973.
In 1981, the group reached the peak of their popularity when the single “He Can’t Love You” from the album Heartland made the Top 40, and the North Coast’s album “In the Heartland” peaked #6 on Billboard’s Top Tracks chart.
From 1987 until 1990, Stanley co-hosted the PM Magazine on WJW Channel 8. Since 1990, he has worked as a disc jockey at WNCX-FM.
Michael Stanley Net Worth is estimated at $9 Million
Micheal Stanley is one of the Richest Rock Singer who was born in OH and also has a position among the list of Most popular Rock Singer. According to sources, Michael Stanley at the time of his death had a net worth of $9 million. He primarily earned through his profession as a Rock Singer.
Michael Stanley’s Death
Northeast Ohio music legend was 72 years old at the time of his death. The Cleveland musician reportedly died on Friday after a seven-month battle with lung cancer, his family announced.
He has worked as a disc jockey at WNCX-FM for the last three decades. Cleveland radio station on Wednesday released a statement from Stanley’s family, revealing that he had “serious health issues” and asking fans to “keep Michael in your thoughts and prayers.”
On Saturday, WNCX announced that Stanley had died peacefully “with his family by his side.” Mourning fans turned to social media to solace each other and post photographs and musical tributes.
Linda Hortchartz posted, “Thanks for being the soundtrack of my life, Michael”.
Mary Frantz wrote, “My heart is broken”.
“Rest in peace, Michael,” Lee R. Bendel wrote. “Your music will live on forever.”
The Singer’s Early Life
In 1966, Stanley graduated from Rocky River High School and then went to attend Hiram College on a baseball scholarship and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1970.
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