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

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Name & Band
Former Career
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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