Listening to Nick Lowe being interviewed on Fair Game with Faith Salie made me realise, I knew the obvious Lowe songs - "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?", "Cruel to be Kind" etc. - but I never realised that he was Johnny Cash's stepson-in-law and the writer of "The Beast in Me" as well as other great Cash tunes.
Or that he made so much from "Peace Love and Understanding" being on the soundtrack to the Bodyguard that he became a millionaire. It seems weird to me to grasp the difference in scale of sales that royalty income could spike from a well-established song - to me the Elvis Costello version should have made him wealthy already.