|Real Name/Full Name||Michael Wayne Campbell|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Mike Campbell|
|Birth Place:||Panama, Florida|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||1 February 1950|
|Age/How Old:||72 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – unknown
Mother – unknown
|School:||Jean Ribault High School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Marcie Campbell|
|Kids/Children Name:||Darian Campbell, Brie Campbell and Kelsey Campbell.|
|Profession:||Guitarist, songwriter, and record producer|
|Net Worth:||$70 million|
|Last Updated:||December 2022|
Mike Campbell is an American guitarist, songwriter, and record producer famous for being in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers band. Campbell has been of significant play in the Heartbreakers and has been co-writers with petty for many of the band’s hit songs. Mike also has another band called The Dirty Knobs, which is his sideband. Here is a short biography of Mike Campbell in 2021.
Well, how well do you know about Mike Campbell? If not much, here is what we know about Mike Campbell to date.
Biography and Early Life
Michael Wayne Campbell was born in Panama, Florida, on February 1, 1950. There is little information provided concerning his early life and family. His parents raised him in Jacksonville, Florida, and there is no record of him having any siblings.
He started loving music at an early age, and at age 16, his mother bought him his first guitar from a pawn shop. The guitar was a Harmony acoustic model, which he later came to describe as unplayable. He used to play his friend’s Gibson SG, which was highly transformative but owned an electric guitar, a $60 Guyatone, which also happened to be his first electric guitar.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Mike Campbell in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, Mike Campbell’s age is 72 years old as of today’s date 4th December 2022 having been born on 1 February 1950. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.
Mike Campbell graduated from Jean Ribault High School in Jacksonville, Florida. More concerning, his education is unknown.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Mike has been married to Marcie Campbell since 1975, and they have two daughters, Brie and Kelsey, and one son, Darian Campbell. Kelsey, His daughter, was the one behind the vocals to the Full moon Fever track “Zombie Zoo.”
Campbell started his music career back in school and has been in rigorous practice throughout his school and college years.
Mike said that one of his leading musical influencers is Bob Dylan and has drawn influence from the Byrds. He first learned to play the song “Baby let me Follow you Down,” which had an appearance in Bob Dylan’s eponymous debut album.
Is Mike Campbell Gay?
There are no records or rumors of Campbell being either gay or bisexual. He has been married to Marcie Campbell, and they have two children, bringing direct speculation that he is of a straight sexual orientation. He has had a successful marriage, and no reports of him getting a divorce any time soon.
Mike started his music career when he was still in school. He formed a band by the name Dead or Alive but which quickly ceased to be.
He met Tom Petty in an audition for Petty’s band Mudcrutch. Mudcrutch had recently lost their guitarist, and Randall Marshal, who was auditioning for the drummer, recommended Campbell, his roommate. Campbell auditioned, and he impressed Tom Petty, where he landed a spot at the band. The band was a hit in the early 1970s around North Florida and Gainesville but quickly broke up when they relocated to Los Angeles in 1974. They had signed a record deal with Shelter Records, but unfortunately, they released a single that performed poorly and soon after disbanded.
Campbell rejoined petty in 1976 to start a new band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, together with former Mudcrutch band members Ron Blair, Benmont Tench, and Stan Lynch. Mike prefers to have his work serve each song’s need and has been acclaimed to be one of those guitarists who have never wasted a note, as stated by the Guitar World Magazine. He was highly involved in constructing and arranging the band’s melodic tunes together with Tench. He also believes in the rawness of music to polish in the studio.
Campbell was a co-producer to the Heartbreakers albums: Into the Great Wide Open, pack Up the Plantation: Live!, Southern Accents, songs, and Music from “She’s the One,” and as well as Tom petty’s solo albums highway Companion and Full moon fever.
One week later, after the performance with the Heartbreakers at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Tom Petty died on October 2, 2017. The performance was also Campbell’s last live performance with the heartbreakers and after he had toured with tom petty for almost 50 years.
While still in the Heartbreakers band, Campbell played in a sideband, the Dirty knobs, with Matt Laug (drummer), Lance Morrison (bassist), and Jason Sinay (guitarist). The band released “Wreckless Abandon,” which is the title track for the band’s forthcoming album.
Mike Campbell has had many collaborations over the years, including partnerships with; Stevie nicks, Roy Orbison, Jeffrey Osborne, Joe Cocker, Matthew sweet, Rob Thomas, Paul Carrack, Tracy Chapman, Randy Newman, Paula Abdul, Jackson Browne, Bob Seger, and many others.
Mike Campbell has been on the nominee list for 10 Grammy nominations. He has received awards various Grammy awards. He was ranked 79th in the Rolling stones list of top 100 guitarists in 2011.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mike Campbell in 2022
As of 2022, Mike Campbell’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million. Most of his wealth is reported to have come from his music career. Campbell is unseeingly backing off,
Eight, and he is expected to grow even wealthier as his music career is not dying off any time soon, and there haven’t been any reports of him retiring.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Mike’s zodiac sign is Aquarius.
- Campbell stands tall at 1.80 meters with a weight of 75 kgs.
Mike is a successful rock guitarist who will remain a sensational musician in his field and an inspiration to many.