The most famous of the singers with our name had an honest working dad, who has gone over to the dark side, first as marketing consultant and then as motivational speaker.
A speakers bureau in England lists:
TONY BALL MBE ..FORMER SHOP FLOOR WORKER WHO ROSE TO BECOME BRITISH LEYLAND WORLD SALES CHIEF. NOW WITH OWN TOP MARKETING COMPANY WAS REFERRED TO BY THE TIMES AS "ONE OF THE BEST AFTER DINNER SPEAKERS IN BRITAIN". TALKS ON "MAKING IT THROUGH MARKETING" OR "THE POWER TO SUCCEED" ETC. FATHER OF SINGER MICHAEL BALL.Tony has his own page at another bureau. That has a detailed CV. His credentials include being marketing advisor to three of Margaret Thatcher's secretaries of state and launching the Mini.