Adam Ant’s Real Name
Adam Ant is the stage name of English singer-songwriter and musician Stuart Leslie Goddard. He was born on November 3, 1954 in Marylebone, London, England.
Goddard grew up in a working-class family in London. His father was an engineer and his mother worked as a cleaner. He attended St Marylebone Grammar School, where he developed an interest in music. After leaving school, he worked as a film extra and then as a postman.
In 1977, Goddard formed the band Adam and the Ants with guitarist Lester Square and bassist Andy Warren. The band released their debut album Dirk Wears White Sox in 1979. The album spawned the hit single “Antmusic”, which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. The band went on to release three more albums before disbanding in 1982.
Goddard then embarked on a solo career under the name Adam Ant. His debut solo album Friend or Foe was released in 1982 and spawned the hit singles “Goody Two Shoes” and “Desperate But Not Serious”. He went on to release five more studio albums throughout his career.