Stuart Goddard, known as Adam Ant and born November 3, 1954, is a talented singer and songwriter who has sold hundreds of thousands of album copies. He had a successful run in bands and a better solo career after exiting his last group. The singer once lost his band members to Malcolm McLaren after inviting the latter to help him manage his band. However, that misfortune didn’t stop him. Goddard has also had a fine acting career and is featured in several movies and television episodes. We are proud of him and will celebrate his special day here.
Stuart Leslie Goddard
November 3, 1954
Millions of people love Stuart Goddard for his wild costumes and beautiful music. He has a career that spans more than four decades, and he still has no difficulty selling out venues. He has been through several challenges, but he is still flourishing. Goddard was born in Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom. His zodiac sign is Scorpio, his parents are Betty Kathleen Smith and Leslie Goddard, and he has English and Romani ancestry.
Goddard’s parents divorced when he was seven years old, and his mother worked as a domestic cleaner. He attended Robinsfield Infants School, where he was placed under the tutelage of a teacher named Joanna. This teacher taught him that he could be creative. Next, he attended Barrow Hill Junior School, and finally, he attended Hornsey College of Art to study graphic design. He would later drop out of Hornsey to pursue music fully. He joined Bazooka Joe in 1975 and played the bass guitar for the group.
He got the idea of forming his band after watching the Sex Pistols play in 1975. He renamed himself Adam Ant and partnered with Paul Flanagan to create Adam and the Ants in 1977. The first song from their new band was ‘Deutscher Girls’ (1982), and it was initially released as the soundtrack for a movie titled “Jubilee” (1978). Goddard also got his first acting role in the film. ‘Deutscher Girls’ was released as a single in 1982. The band released their first album, “Dirk Wears White Sox,” in 1979, and they recorded “Kings of the Wild Frontier,” their second album, in 1980. The band released its final album in 1981 and disbanded in 1982. Goddard has had a solo career since then.
Goddard starts a career in music by joining Bazooka Joe.
Goddard forms The Ants, later changing its name to Adam and the Ants.
Adam and the Ants release its first album titled "Dirk Wears White Sox."
Adam and the Ants release "Kings of the Wild Frontier."
Adam and the Ants release "Prince Charming."
Goddard dissolves Adam and the Ants and proceeds on a solo career.
Why We Love Adam Ant
Goddard advocates for mental health problems
Goddard speaks out about the importance of tackling mental health problems. He wants people to pay more attention to the dangers of neglecting mental health problems.
Goddard is a generous donor
Goddard helped raise funds for UNICEF by signing a hat for auction. He also gave large sums of money to the Children In Crisis Foundation to help orphans and the defenseless.
Goddard maintains good physical wellness
Goddard has always done sports like lawn tennis, but he recently added boxing to his fitness routine again. We love his attitude to physical wellness and wish him the best.
5 Surprising Facts
Goddard lives with bipolar disorder
Goddard was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was 21 years old.
Goddard directs his bands' music videos
Goddard plans, storyboards, and directs all his band's music videos.
Goddard has won the Ivor Novello Prize
Goddard received the Ivor Novello Prize for his songwriting skills on "Stand and Deliver."
Goddard has taken up painting
Goddard paints now, and his idol is Pablo Picasso.
Goddard smokes and drinks
Goddard didn't smoke and drink early in his career, and his ‘Goody Two Shoes’ song even spoke against it — in a surprising turn of events, he now drinks and smokes.
Adam Ant FAQs
What does Adam Ant do now?
Goddard has continued his music career. He still performs at music events.
Is Adam Ant involved in politics?
Goddard doesn’t like politics in any form. He doesn’t even like it when people mix it with music.
Does Adam Ant have any children?
Goddard has a child. Her name is Lily Goddard.
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