The richest musicians in Britain and Ireland have been announced in a top 50 by the Sunday Times.
And three men, Sting, Brian Johnson and Mark Knopfler, are flying the flag for our region by placing in the list.
Sting has dropped two places to 10th this year, with a wealth of £185million while Knopfler and Johnson placed at 31 and 36 respectively.
The Dire Straits singer, who grew up in Blyth, is valued at £75m. Johnson is at £65m.
Adele, who has added £35m to her personal fortune in a year, tops the Young Music Rich List of performers aged 30 and under.
The 27-year-old is now worth £85m, and rises to 30th place in the overall 2016 Sunday Times list.
The Rolling Stones – Sir Mick Jagger, worth £235m; Keith Richards, £220m; Charlie Watts, £120m; and Ronnie Wood, £55m - with combined fortunes of £630m, up £40m on 2015, are the wealthiest band in Britain and Ireland, ahead of U2 with a joint fortune of £500m, an increase of £69m on the 2015 Sunday Times Music Rich List. U2 was the highest-grossing rock act last year selling 1.29m tickets worth £66m for 76 concerts.
The list is headed by Sir Paul McCartney, who with his wife Nancy Shevell, shares a joint fortune of £760m, up £30m on last year. American-born Shevell has a £150m stake in her father’s New England Motor Freight trucking operation.
Calvin Harris, the Dumfries-born international DJ, who writes, sings, records, remixes and produces his own music, has seen his personal wealth leap by £25m in a year to rank him at 27 in the 2016 Top 50, worth £95m.
David Bowie’s widow and his filmmaker son by his first marriage to Angie, Iman Abdulmajid and Duncan Jones, join this year’s list with a joint family fortune of £90m, based on the £70m from Bowie’s will, their own wealth and royalties from the chart success of Bowie’s music after his death.
The full list
Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell
Sir Elton John
Sir Mick Jagger
Olivia and Dhani Harrison
Sir Tom Jones
Sir Tim Rice
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
Iman Abdulmajid and Duncan Jones and family
Noel and Liam Gallagher
John Paul Jones
Sir Cliff Richard
Sir Van Morrison