Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Life after music

So what do you do when your music career is finally over?  Here are some examples.

  • Richard Coles used to be a keyboardist in the Communards, a gay-friendly band of the 80s. Last I heard, he was the curate of St. Paul’s Church in London, England.
  • Louise Wener was the singer in Sleeper, a band who had some hits during the Britpop era. She set her sights on being a professional writer and taught novel-writing. 
  • Robert Dean was in a post-punk band called Japan.  He now illustrates books on wildlife with a focus on wild birds.
  • Remember Jesus Jones?  Their singer, Mike Edwards, became a personal trainer for a while. 
  • And this is my favourite. Terry Chimes played drums with everyone from the Clash to Black Sabbath.  He’s now a chiropractor and runs a very successful practice in England.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “Ongoing History Daily: Life after music

  • You’ve posted about him before, but my favourite was always Rob Dickinson of Catherine Wheel customising Porsches with his Singer Motors company.


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