Before the fame arrived, what did performers do to make ends meet?
The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 128 Former Career entries on the site.
Name & Band
Comments & Submittor Name
|Kool and the Gang, James "J.T." Taylor||School Teacher||He's the singer for Kool + the Gang and he helped steer this group of funkateers to mega-sucess during the Eighties. - Overpowered By Funk|
|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|
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