Ali Campbell: "The Spice Girls would never have happened without us"
With so many band members was there always financial friction?
Everybody in the band got the same money even though there were only a couple of us doing the work, which was always a bone of contention. Then suddenly I started worrying about where the money was going. I was playing big gigs at venues like the Ahoy in Rotterdam and only getting five grand. That’s when I brought the Who’s manager Bill Curbishley in to find out where the black hole was. I wasn’t being given information by half of the band including my brothers Duncan and Robin.
How much was unaccounted for?
I can’t give you a figure but we grossed £60m for Virgin on our Promises and Lies tour and Virgin used that money to develop and promote the Spice Girls. They’d never have happened without us. Of that £60m I got £1.2m, so £10m in total for the whole band.