Rupert crafted hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
Was "Ring Of Fire" really used to sell hemorrhoid cream?
Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.
It took him seven years to recover from his American hit "Fool (If You Think It's Over)," but Chris Rea became one of the top singer-songwriters in his native UK.
Bowie's "activist" days of 1964 led to Ziggy Stardust.
In 1986, a Stephen King novella was made into a movie, with a classic song serving as title, soundtrack and tone.