Famous musicians' secondary careers

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Post by robert e » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:27 am

RichardUno wrote:Woody Allen, the jazz clarinetist, makes movies on the side.
Yes, how could I forget?!

Or that director Robert Rodriguez is also a guitarist and composer?

Or that actor and director John Lurie is a musician and composer, who co-founded the Lounge Lizards?

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Re: Famous musicians' secondary careers

Post by ekxxi » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:55 pm

simonm wrote:Bruce Dickinson: commercial airline pilot
Yes – and, he still flies; but, now he can afford his own aircraft. ;)
A few years ago, a friend who ran an aircraft mechanic shop at the Addison airport (Dallas, TX USA area), who knew that I was a huge Iron Maiden fan in their glory days, called to tell me that he was in town and that they were working on his airplane. Of course, I never got to meet him in person or hang-out at a casual lunch, etc. ... She still enjoys rubbing that in on occasion. LOL

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Re: Famous musicians' secondary careers

Post by ekxxi » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:10 pm

Lovemyguitar wrote:Gene Simmons of KISS fame has an Education degree and was a Grade 6 teacher for brief period of time prior to his becoming a rock star.
Hmm... that sets "Christine Sixteen" in an entirely new perspective, doesn't it? Yikes! :shock:

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Re: Famous musicians' secondary careers

Post by Lovemyguitar » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:37 pm

ekxxi wrote:...Hmm... that sets "Christine Sixteen" in an entirely new perspective, doesn't it? Yikes! :shock:
Settle down -- we're not accusing anybody of anything here. Besides, grade 6 kids are only around 11 years old.

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Post by Muggins Simoon » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:44 pm

Mario Castelnuovo- Tedesco- Hollywood studio film composer
2011 Mathieu Trepanier Sitka/Koa
2000 Otto Vowinkel Concert Spruce/Brazilian
1998 Christopher Dean Spruce/Indian
1995 Richard Schneider Sequoia/Brazilian
1979 Dauphin Model 40 (Japan-signed label) Cedar/Indian

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Re: Famous musicians' secondary careers

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:43 am

Paul Rodgers of Bad Company and Free fame. He's also an MD.

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Re: Famous musicians' secondary careers

Post by julevars » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:20 am

robert e wrote:Dedicated bongo drummer Richard Feynman won a Nobel Prize in physics.
I guess he got a better understanding of oscillation

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Re: Famous musicians' secondary careers

Post by bobnaylor » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:41 pm

The Brazilian guitarist/composer Jonatas Batista Neto, has a Doctorate in Medieval History which he taught at University Sao Paolo.

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Post by Claudiosolares » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:26 pm

Diego Pisador, government admin by day, vihuela de mano aficionado by night in Renaissance Spain.
Took 15~ years to write and publish his songbook, Libro de Música de Vihuela with 186 compositions; it is one of the seven surviving books of vihuela music.
1985 Bertrand Martin: Spruce, Rosewood
2013 Feiga Siedler: Vihuela de Mano after E7048: Spruce, Indian Rosewood.
2014 Francisco Navarro: After Rodriguez: Cedar,Cocobolo
2016 Carlos Trujillo: Baroque guitar after Chechucci: Machiche, Spruce, Chicozapote

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Re: Famous musicians' secondary careers

Post by Dirck Nagy » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:43 am

Glenn Gould: Journalist, broadcaster and television host.
2015 John H. Dick
1994 Larry Breslin ("Deerhead")
1952 Vincente Tatay

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Post by pogmoor » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:47 pm

Before becoming a Professor of Music (at age 47) the American Composer Morton Feldman worked full-time in his family's textile business. The American composer, Charles Ives, on the other hand, ran an insurance business.
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Re: Famous musicians' secondary careers

Post by leslietranter » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:49 pm

To continue the comedy theme. Edward Heath, part time prime minister and sailor.

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Re: Famous musicians' secondary careers

Post by chien buggle » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:50 pm

Philip glass drove a taxi till he was 40.

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Post by Dirck Nagy » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:17 am

Jean Cras : career naval officer
2015 John H. Dick
1994 Larry Breslin ("Deerhead")
1952 Vincente Tatay

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Re: Famous musicians' secondary careers

Post by larryguitar » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:49 am

chien buggle wrote:Philip glass drove a taxi till he was 40.
And much more than that. He loaded trucks, did moving jobs, and also did plumbing work. He used his skills working with lead to help Richard Serra with his sculptures.

I highly recommend his book "Words Without Music." It tells the story of how he pursued his craft and did not let anything stop him.

By the way, he worked as a taxi driver because it gave him the freedom to go on tour and come back and keep working. You just went to the dispatcher and threw in your hack license and got a car. When asked once where he had been, he told the dispatcher his mom had been sick. I believe the reply was "Yeah, yeah, sure, whatever, Glass."

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