Cox not the only Brian brain-box

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This TV brain-box Brian Cox is all over the media at the moment. He’s the sexy particle physics boffin who presents TV shows about the universe and other science stuff.

But the reason the media likes him is that he also had some fame in the 1990s as the keyboard player for the pop band D:Ream. And I was thinking: ‘Is he the only famous science brain-box who’s also been a pop star?’ And the answer, of course, is ‘No.’

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