A legal gig - why Blur's drummer decided to train as a lawyer

It's the first day of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP Law School's Holborn branch. To break the ice, the tutor suggests that each person tells everyone else what they did over the summer. Cue the usual tales of vacation schemes and exotic holidays. Finally, it's the turn of the scruffy older guy in the corner. "I did some gigs in Hyde Park, then headlined Glastonbury." "A few people thought I was joking at first," explains Dave Rowntree, LPC student and drummer in the band Blur. "But they googled me and found out I was telling the truth. Not that it was a big deal - after a day it was obvious I wasn't going to turn up in a diamond-encrusted Rolls Royce and laud it over everyone. I'm serious about the law and love learning."

Blur drummer Dave Rowntree felt something was missing in his life – so he decided to become a lawyer. Alex Aldridge reports

It’s the first day of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP Law School’s Holborn branch. To break the ice, the tutor suggests that each person tells everyone else what they did over the summer. Cue the usual tales of vacation schemes and exotic holidays. Finally, it’s the turn of the scruffy older guy in the corner. “I did some gigs in Hyde Park, then headlined Glastonbury.”

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