Thanks to @metal-mickey, I am thinking about music industry heavy hitters. Not necessarily well-known producers like Trevor Horn but the more obscure band member who paid his or her dues on the circuit but ended up running the show behind the scenes.
As is per usual, I am not going to google anything (but you are welcome to). I know that the rubbery-faced big eyebrowed funnyman from Darts, one Den Hegarty, became a grande fromage of some sort. Also Ken from Bros, I believe, did extremely well once he was made to hang up his storewashed jeans. But what others are there?
Did the effeminate one out of Mud end up owning a majority share of Spotify? Did Kay from Toto Coelo use her “I Eat Cannibals!” royalties to buy the publishing rights to Hallelujah off the then-very-skint Leonard Cohen? Did Keith from Candy Flip turn his hand to accountancy and now represents Jay-Z, Beyoncé and over a thousand other artists?
True stories are a bonus. For within these stories, lies a kernel of hope and perhaps inspiration. And that’s an unbeatable combination.