Recently bagged the deluxe version of Love by The Cult. Great guitar sounds but focus on the bass and it's pretty basic root & fifth stuff. Reading the credits you see all the tunes are written by Astbury/Duffy. So the bloke on bass, in the group photo, has had a pretty easy ride of it throughout their career. Other non-writing root note & fifth bass merchants in even more successful bands that comes to mind are Bill Wyman, the bloke in AC/DC and Adam Clayton. Away from the bass other spawney gets who've had a good ride are
Keith Flint and Maxim from The Prodigy
The other 3 in Black Eyed Peas apart from Will.i.am
So, any other candidates who've made a pretty cushy living from music without having to do too much?