Gene Pierson is an Australian-based musician. Pierson rose to fame in the 1960s with his singles “Reach Out”, “Love Love Love”, and “You Got To Me”, which received significant airplay in Australia and New Zealand. In 1974 Pierson introduced the rock band AC/DC during a New Year’s event at Chequers. He later became a music producer and publisher and went on to collaborate with some of the most influential artists of the rock & roll era.
As of 2023, Gene Pierson's net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Given Name||Giancarlo Salvestrin|
|Famous Name||Gene Pierson|
|Source(s) of Fame||Singer, Record Producer|
|Date of Birth||April 26, 1946|
|Place of Birth||Venice, Italy|
|Relationships||Married, Sharon Salvestrin,|
Pierson signed on to a talent competition held at Skelseys Hotel in Sydney, in 1963. He performed the song “Mashed Potatoes’ and won the competition; which marked the beginning of his career in show business.
Pierson soon became a regular performer at the hotel and it was during this time that he met musician Graham Ford and was offered a position in a band called The Inturns.
Pierson recorded a single called “Love Love Love” in 1967 that reached #1 on Radio Hauraki charts. After the success of his first single, Pierson followed it up with “You Got Me”, a cover of Neil Diamond’s classic hit. Pierson was the first artist to record a commercial cover of a Neil Diamond song outside the US.
Starting in the late 1960s, Pierson was featured in several magazine publications including Groove and Playdate, while also playing regularly alongside other famous artists. He signed a recording contract with Festival Records in 1969 and released the single “Leaving on a Jet Plane” as well as a cover of “Reach Out”, a song by the band Four Tops. During his time with Festival Records he released three albums, “See My way”, “Story”, and “See My Way”.
Pierson hosted his own music show called Today Pop on Australia’s Channel 7, a platform that enabled him to interview famous bands, music producers, and singers like Tina Turner.
Pierson held a job as entertainment manager for Sydney Bistros, a company that owned and operated some of the biggest and most popular nightclubs in Sydney including the famous Whiskey Au Go Go. As the manager he was successful in booking famous headliners like Dusty Springfield, Trini Lopez, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra.
Pierson started his own entertainment company that he used to book bands to perform at nightclubs and popular events in Sydney. Most recently, he has started a music production company called Lifestyle Music, and he purchased a publishing company formerly owned by Peter Lik. Pierson also founded an online music streaming platform called Music Hive.
Pierson was born in Venice Italy on 26 April, 1946 but his father moved to Australia in 1949 due to work. Shortly after, Pierson and his mother also emigrated and moved to Griffith city, in the region of New South Wales.
Gene Pierson is married with three children. He lives in Australia with his family.
Pierson is not currently available on social media, however, fans may be able to reach him through his official website.
Gene Pierson is an Australian musician and record producer with a net worth of $3 million. Pierson started his singing career in the 1960s by recording covers of famous songs by artists such as Neil Diamond. He has worked as a music agent, record producer, performer, and TV personality in a career spanning over five decades.
Gene Pierson has sometimes been associated with other Singers such as Ellia English, Annelise Hesme, Lisa Ambalavanar, Irene, Tao Tsuchiya, Jaguar Wright, Masaaki Kurihara, Aarthi Agarwal, and Guy Ecker.