Originally Posted by Paul Quin
It is actually appropriate that this thread is on Drummerworld. The story I have been told is Rick Astley got his break when a record company became interested in his band and came to see them play in Manchester. The A & R guy told them that he loved the band but hated the singer, and could any other member of the band sing. The drummer said he could sing and demonstrated his talent to the A & R guy. The band was then promptly forgotten and the drummer signed and groomed. Rick was the drummer for the band, which if my memory serves my right, was called FBI.
Now that is interesting. Where did you hear that? I wonder if there's anything recorded of Rick on drums?