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Name: Adam Ant                                                                   
Birth name: Stuart Leslie Goddard                                               
Born: 3 November 1954 London, England                                           
Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard on 3 November 1954) is an English musician 
who gained popularity as the lead singer of 1980s New Wave/post-punk group Adam 
& the Ants and later as a solo artist. He is also an actor, having appeared in   
two dozen films or television episodes between 1985 and 1999.                   
Goddard, an only child, was born in Marylebone, London. His first school was     
Robinsfield Primary where he created a considerable stir by heaving a brick     
through one of the windows. Matters were presumably settled to everyone's       
satisfaction for he continued to attend Robinsfield. He also attended St         
Marylebone Grammar School. One of the themes he used in his later work -         
suppressed minorities - was part of his inheritance; he is of Romnichal stock.   
His grandfather, Walter Albany Smith, was a full-blooded Romany. Home was two   
rooms in de Walden buildings, St Johns Wood. Adam Ant recalls "There was no     
luxury, but there was always food on the table." His father worked as a         
chauffeur and his mother was a cleaner, briefly working for Paul McCartney.     
Although Adam didn't actually meet Paul until many years later, his mother was   
able to get him an autograph by one of The Beatles.