Ex-Band members who become Government Ministers?

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Ex-Band members who become Government Ministers?

Post by cooran » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:18 am

Hello all,

I was wondering, after seeing Peter Garrett leading the band Midnight Oil at a big fundraising concert for Australia's bushfire victims .... how many countries are there where ex-band members have become part of the ruling government of their country?

Peter Garrett is the Australian Environment Minister in the Government formed by Kevin Rudd.

Has this happened anywhere else?

Midnight Oil "Beds are Burning":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10BbpGKLXqk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Ex-Band members who become Government Ministers?

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:24 am

Greetings Chris,

Ever heard of Cicciolina?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicciolina" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Ex-Band members who become Government Ministers?

Post by zavk » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:35 am

:D I have... :toilet:
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Re: Ex-Band members who become Government Ministers?

Post by cooran » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:57 am

Holy Smokes!!!!!!! :o :shock:

Peter Garrett is just too, too tame!

The Lead Singer
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The Minister for the Environment
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Midnight Oil - Beds are Burning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10BbpGKL ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Ex-Band members who become Government Ministers?

Post by nathan » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:16 am

No pop hits that I recall but I think he composed some music for at least one movie soundtrack.

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Re: Ex-Band members who become Government Ministers?

Post by jcsuperstar » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:45 am

well we had ronald reagon.. an actor (sic) whp probably sang in some of those old films... and sonny bono was a congressman
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Re: Ex-Band members who become Government Ministers?

Post by piotr » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:03 pm

Hi,

Krzysztof Cugowski, lead singer of a band called Budka Suflera, was a senator in Poland two years ago.

Lead singer:
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Senator:
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Song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlw1F6z1M9o" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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