Why Terence Trent D'Arby became Sananda Maitreya: 'It was that or death'
Anyone who’s a fan of 80’s pop knows of Terence Trent D’Arby, with his hits like “Sign your Name” and “Wishing Well”. But though he was hailed as a possible rival to Prince and Michael Jackson, his career suddenly went off track. Paul Lester, writing in The Guardian, speaks to the man, now known as Sananda Maitreya about the music industry’s conspiracy to cut his promising career short, and how the radical change in his identity came about.
From The Guardian