John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik
John Rzeznik, an American musician best known as one of the founding members and guitarists for Goo Goo Dolls band, has recorded 11 studio albums as a guitarist in this group and are most renowned for their hit track Dizzy Up the Girl.
He is known to bring in a steady income as a singer-songwriter and producer, having come from devout Catholic parents Edith and Joseph Rzeznik who raised him alone as their last child and only son.
Early Life and Education
John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls fame was born December 5, 1965 in Buffalo, New York and is an American musician and singer/songwriter with English/German/Polish ancestry from his mother’s side and Polish from his father’s.
John was raised by relatives following the deaths of both his parents: his father suffered from alcoholism and passed away at 55, while his mother succumbed to a sudden heart attack shortly thereafter, leaving John and his four older sisters (Phyllis, Kate, Fran and Gladys).
John was raised with a strong Catholic upbringing, which enabled him to attend Corpus Christi Grammar School and McKinley Vocational High School before enrolling in guitar lessons shortly after graduation – something which would remain with him throughout his life.
John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik is an American musician, singer-songwriter and producer best known as guitarist for the rock band Goo Goo Dolls and its frontman. Since beginning his career in the early 1980s he has amassed an estimated net worth of $14 Million.
His songwriting ability has long been recognized, capturing complex feelings while making them accessible and relatable to audiences. This talent has propelled his reputation as a talented wordsmith while inspiring many aspiring musicians.
In 1985, he created the Goo Goo Dolls with drummer Robby Tacak and bassist George Tutuska. They signed with Celluloid Record Company which helped release two albums; however, after contributing music and lyrics for City of Angels (1998) a sentimental dream film with mass appeal, their popularity skyrocketed and massive success ensued.
Achievement and Honors
After losing both his parents to diabetic coma and heart attacks within one year, Rzeznik dedicated himself entirely to music. After attending Corpus Christi Grammar School and McKinley Vocational High School where he took accordion and guitar lessons respectively, he then attended Buffalo State College; but dropped out after just his freshman year.
After meeting Robby Takac and forming the Goo Goo Dolls band, they gained immediate success with their debut album A Boy Named Goo. The single “Name” helped cement them a place within the music industry.
The band continued releasing albums like Jed (1989) and Hold Me Up (Hallmark Records, 1990), both featuring more pop-oriented sounds than their earlier slashing sound and showing Rzeznik’s evolving songwriting abilities.
John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik (commonly referred to by his initials, Johnny Rzeznik) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist best known as being guitarist and vocalist of rock band Goo Goo Dolls.
Rzeznik had four older sisters named Phyllis, Fran, Glad and Kate who preceded him in life. Unfortunately his father died due to alcoholism when he was only 16 years old, followed by his mother dying later that same year due to heart issues – leaving him an orphan at just 16 years old.
He considers writing as his career and believes inspiration to come rarely. His musical compositions form the basis of his written pieces; for instance he composed Iris from Treasure Planet 2, for instance. Additionally he and his band engage in numerous charitable ventures.
John Rzeznik is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for co-founding rock band Goo Goo Dolls; writing songs on all their albums as well as being an active philanthropist raising funds for various charitable organizations.
He is married to Melina Gallo and they have one daughter together named Liliana. At 53, he sports an athletic body type with light-coloured hair and eyes; maintaining an ideal physique with regular physical activities and an ideal diet.
His birth took place on December 5, 1965 in Buffalo, New York under a Sagittarius zodiac sign and both his parents were musicians who played flute and clarinet; his father died due to diabetes; shortly thereafter his mother suffered a heart attack which she succumbed to; after this tragedy his sister Phyliss became his legal guardian.