It was under the Rock music genre that the subgenre called New Wave was born. This genre of music was particularly popular in the 70s and 80s, it was created by incorporating elements of punk rock, pop and rock. One group that correctly represented what new wave music sounded like was the band Missing Persons; it had the talented Dale Bozzio as lead singer. Bozzio was instrumental in the growth of the group as well as in the career of composer Frank Zappa. Dale Bozzio also had a career where her talent as a solo artist shone, keep reading to learn more about her.
Who is Dale Bozzio?
On March 2, 1955, Dale FrancesConsalvi was born in Massachusetts, not much is known of her childhood or her immediate family members. It is however known to the public that at the age of 16, she was taking acting classes at the private arts and communication college Emerson College. Her music career only started when she met composer Frank Zappa. Their meeting happened by chance and ended with him giving her a job on his 1979 opera, Joe’s Opera. This is how her career in show business began. Dale’s monologue in the opera has been used in other types of media.
In 1980, Dale Bozzio started the group MissingPeople with fellow Zappa teammates Warren Cuccurullo and Terry Bozzio whom she later married. The group released three albums before they broke up in 1986, the same year Dale and Terry went on their own and divorced. Bozzio kept her husband’s name and continued to make music, which marked the start of her solo career.
What is his net worth?
Dale Bozzio has a musical career spanning over four decades which has been quite successful. With her roles in opera, the successes she has had dealing with missing persons, and her solo career, it’s hardly surprising where her wealth comes from. The woman’s net worth is estimated at $8 million.
husband and children
While Dale Bozzio was working with Zappa, she had to work alongside other musicians, including drummer Terry Bozzio. The two met in 1976; in 1979 they married and seven years later (in 1986) they divorced. Their marriage produced two children – Troy Sebastian and Shane Maximilian.
Quick facts about the musician
1. After Dale Bozzio’s time at Emerson’s College, she moved to Los Angeles in 1976. It is said that Hugh Hefner asked to see her with the intention of giving her the job of hostess at his Valentine’s Day party this year. She, however, refused to become a gambling rabbit, losing an opportunity to have a place of residence in the city.
2. In 2009, Dale Bozzio was arrested for animal cruelty, she rescued cats, wild cats from the woods. However, she didn’t give them the care she hoped to when she went on tour shortly after rescuing the cats. The cats were sick when she pulled them out of the woods and due to her negligence two died and the other 12 had to be euthanized.
She was sentenced to 90 days in jail with a total of 250 hours of community service as well as a payment of $2,700 for euthanizing the cats.
3. Fans of Dale Bozzio and pop star Lady Gaga have connected lines of similarity between Gaga and Bozzio. Early in their careers, both women made bold fashion choices, defied the norm, and are known for their incredible stage presence.
4. Dale Bozzio’s solo career began with his covers of various songs. Then in 1988, she released her first album, Riot in English. The next, Sessions New Wave, was released in 2007. It’s no secret that his most recent work is Make Love Not War and an EP, Speak Speak; both were released in 2010. She also performed songs from her time with the band, Missing Persons.
5. The second time she worked with Frank Zappa was in 1984; she played Rhonda in Fish-Thing – the character Harry’s wife. At the time of the opera’s premiere and release, she was already married to Terry Bozzio.