Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Music Trivia -> Former Career -> Index

Before the fame arrived, what did performers do to make ends meet?

Other Pages: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Misc.

Latest Entries

The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 127 Former Career entries on the site.

Name & Band
 
Former Career
 
Comments & Submittor Name
Madonna, Madonna Louise Ciccone Dunkin Donuts worker It was her very first job and she got the boot on her very first day for squirting icing on a customer. You didn't think it was some other kind of work, didja? Well, didja? - Lucky Star Explorer
Motorhead, Ian "Lemmy" Kilmeister Roadie For Jimi Hendrix The apprentice has learned well from the Jedi Master. Lemmy is now a Jedi Knight as well as the King of Speed Metal (Thrash).. - James Skywalker
A Flock Of Seagulls, Mike Score Hairdresser  - Fly Seagull Fly!
The Who, Roger Daltrey Steelworker He does have an iron set of lungs ; ) - Teenage Wastelander
Cheap Trick, Robin Zander Lounge Singer He was in the choir in high school. He had a one-year contract as a parlor entertainer in Wisconsin and was asked by a band in Rockford, Illinois to join them at the end of his contract. He did so. - He Wants Us To Want HIM!
Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry Ceramics Art Class Teacher Then he went on to form an "art rock" band that led to the birth of the New Wave / Punk Rock revolution! - Viva Le Rock Revolution!
Poison, Rikki Rockett Hairdresser I couldn't stop laughing when I heard this... - G
Platinum Blonde, Mark Holmes Welder Mark also took a job as a welder in a muffler shop. - Celeste
Platinum Blonde, Mark Holmes Welder Another one of Mark Holmes' various jobs before his years in Platinum Blonde. - Celeste
Platinum Blonde, Kenny MacLean Hair Dresser Kenny and Mark were both hair dressers. - Celeste
Social Distortion, Mike Ness Adult Film Store Employee Yeah... - G
Platinum Blonde, Mark Holmes Hairdresser Before he took the riegns of lead singer for Platinum Blonde Mark worked as a hairdresser and even gave the band their signature platinum blonde hair. :) - Celeste
Solo singer, Trace Adkins Oil drill platform worker Before becoming a big country music star, at one time Trace worked on an oil drilling platform out in the Gulf of Mexico. - Edward
Chubby Checker, Chubby Checker Poultry plucker at local slaughter house  - Keeley
Eddie Money, Eddie Money Cop In New York City. - Kevin
Billy Joel , Billy Joel Boxer He was a boxer out of high school. He had won 23 out of 25 fights. That's how he broke his nose. - Kevin
Donovan, Donovan Drummer Before he was a guitarist, he played drums in his high school band "The Macabres". His sax player was Ron "Dippy" Gale and the song "Epistle to Dippy" was dedicated to him. - KL Fan
Rick Ross, William Leonard Roberts II Correction Officer The supposed trappin' "gangsta" that everyone knows was ACTUALLY a correctional facility officer. Just shows how "real" rappers are nowadays. - Mitchell
The Clash, Joe Strummer Gravedigger When I was verifying the Rod Stewart submission, I discovered that Joe Strummer also used to work as a gravedigger. - Tim Kramar
Small Faces, Rod Stewart Gravedigger Highgate cemetary. Rod also considered a career in sports (either soccer or rugby), but decided he couldn't do that while drunk. - Tim Kramar

Other Pages: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Misc.

New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Indy Gent. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.

The Top Ten Contributors To This Section

Optimus Lime14
Celeste (site rank #28)9
Susanna Viljanen7
Ra'akone5
Someone3
Tim Kramar3
Travis (site rank #34)2
Adrienne Ramseur2
crazydon (site rank #39)2
Anonymous2

Submissions

Got something that should be added to this page? Check out the submission form.