Get a haircut and get a real job : Rockers who got real jobs

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mick sakka, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. mick sakka

    mick sakka Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Bill Janowitz of Buffalo Tom became a real estate agent in Boston

    Walter Lure of the Heartbreakers (Johnny Thunders) became a Wall Street stock broker

    James Williamson entered the corporate life after The Stooges

    Any more examples
  2. fast'n'bulbous

    fast'n'bulbous Forum Resident

    New York, NY
    Barry Melton of country joe & the fish became a lawyer .
  3. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Your Ad Here

    Pacifica, CA
    David Lee Roth worked as an EMT on ambulance calls in New York City for a spell.
  4. Veni Vidi Vici

    Veni Vidi Vici Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL
    Simon King, Hawkwind's drummer, became an antiques dealer. There must be millions of examples but we don't like to talk about them, it ruins the rock 'n' roll fantasy.
  5. xj32

    xj32 Forum Resident

    Oak Creek, WI
    Bruce Dickenson of Iron Maiden is a fully licensed commercial pilot when not touring with the band.
  6. irong

    irong Forum Resident

    Quebec, Canada
    I think Richard Davies, who was known as the signer/songwriter in The Moles and Cardinal, has since become a lawyer.
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  7. RudolphS

    RudolphS Forum Resident

    Rio de Janeiro
    After the hits dried up and the TV show went off the air poor Sonny Bono had to find a daytime job. Fortunately the Californian voters helped him out.
  8. mcchocchoc

    mcchocchoc Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Art Tripp, who is mostly known for playing drums and percussion with the Mothers of Invention and the Magic Band.

    The first time he quit music he sold insurance. After a few years he decided he did not like that and went back to music, mostly doing session work. He left music for good during the 80's and became a chiropractor, and currently practices in Mississippi.

  9. swandown

    swandown Under Assistant West Coast Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    I heard a rumor that Pete Best became a civil servant, but I'm not 100% certain about that because Beatles news is pretty hard to come by these days.
  10. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
    Maureen Tucker of The Velvet Underground worked for Walmart in the eighties.
  11. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
    Bassist Danny Klein became a chef after The J. Geils Band band broke up.
  12. carrick doone

    carrick doone Forum Resident

    Vancouver, Canada
    Jeff "Skunk" Baxter - According to his Wikipedia entry he still plays occasionally but he is more well known outside of this forum recently as a missile defence consultant. It is either very cool or as weird and disappionting as when I saw a picture of Alice Cooper playing golf with old folks. :)
  13. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    Tory Crimes, AKA Terry Chimes, will now help you adjust your backbeat...
  14. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Worcester, MA
  15. Hot Ptah

    Hot Ptah Forum Resident

    Kansas City, MO
    Mark Volman is a professor at Belmont University and owns a consulting business. At the age of 44 he went to college and earned bachelors and masters degrees.
  16. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    Squid from the Lunachicks has opened several successful restaurants in NYC.
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  17. limoges

    limoges Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    Hüsker Dü bassist Greg Norton ran a restaurant for several years after the Hüskers broke up.
    Funky54, ebro, vonwegen and 3 others like this.
  18. guy incognito

    guy incognito Senior Member

    Zal Yavonsky of the Lovin’ Spoonful opened a restaurant.
    goodiesguy, Dwight Fry and phillyal1 like this.
  19. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    Skunk Baxter found work. Boy did he find work.
  20. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    Snuffy Walden from Stray Dog, killer guitarist now responsible for a lot of TV theme music, as we can see in the credits.
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  21. Chocolate Watchband singer Dave Aguilar got advanced degrees in astronomy and has held several academic and research positions in that field, in addition to (co-) authoring several books.
  22. JediJoker

    JediJoker Audio Engineer/Enthusiast

    Portland, OR, USA
    Derek Shulman of Gentle Giant went to the dark side and became a record company executive.
    CJBx7, G E, tagomago and 4 others like this.
  23. AlienRendel

    AlienRendel Forum Resident

    Chicago, il
    Matthew Seligman who played bass in the Soft Boys, Thompson Twins, Thomas Dolby, David Bowie, etc. became a barrister at one point.
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  24. Standoffish

    Standoffish Don't you dare call me an ostrich!

    He's also hosted a radio show, and a TV documentary series. He's an author and co-owner of a brewery. He was a top-notch fencer (I'm pretty sure I read he wanted to become a fencing coach at one point).

    Oh, and he's a pilot when touring with the the band...he flies Ed Force One!

    A hard-working dude!
  25. Safeway 1

    Safeway 1 "mad, bad, and dangerous to know"

    Manzanillo, Mexico
    Beto O'Rourke played in the punk band Floss is running for a US Senate seat in Texas against Ted Cruz.

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