1961Famous for: Three for the Road
, “I Was Made for Dancing”
Thanks to a modest acting career and a handful of groovy tunes, Garrett was on top of the world in 1979, when his public and personal lives were effectively derailed by a car accident that paralyzed his best friend. Decades of drug problems and arrests followed, squelching multiple comeback attempts, and culminating in a stint on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab in 2010.
Today, Garrett is seemingly doing much better. He’s a reality TV fixture, releases the occasional punk single, and even tours. Of his former life as a Teen Beat pinup, he says, “Whatever it is, it’s very flattering and I feel privileged to have gone through it, even with the downsides.”