Before the fame arrived, what did performers do to make ends meet?
The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 121 Former Career entries on the site.
Name & Band
Comments & Submittor Name
|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|
|Kris Kristofferson, Kris Kristofferson||Janitor||Worked as a janitor at a recording studio. - Tim Kramar|
|Lady GaGa, Lady GaGa||Waitress||Stefani Germanotta worked as a Manhatten waitress before she ever met Lady Starlight and started a singing career. - Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman||Royal Air Force||It was considered "national service" in the UK. He was in the RAF from 1955-1957. - Fly the Friendly Skies|
|David Bowie, David Bowie||Mime, lounge singer, etc.||When David Bowie was in college and he wasn't "Bowie" yet, he worked in various forms of entertainment, including performing as a mime and singing cocktail lounge songs in a parlor. He was already working up to becoming the phenominae that he is today! - Aladdin Stardust|
|The Monkees, MIcky Dolenz||Circus Boy actor||There was a show called Circus Boy that starred Mickey Braddock as the star. After the show, he formed the Monkees and used his real last name, Dolenz. Now he is Micky Dolenz, aka Won-won-won-won-Wonder Wheels. - Witterquick|
|Timo Maas, Timo Maas||Cell phone salesman||This German electronica DJ worked for Deutsch Telekom. - Tommy|
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