Before the fame arrived, what did performers do to make ends meet?
Name & Band
Comments & Submittor Name
|Panic At The Disco, Jon Walker||Starbucks Shift Manager||- KatieKay|
|Panic At The Disco, Jon Walker||Starbucks||Yeah :) - Someone|
|Paramore, Josh||Cook at the Greek Cafe||- Anonymous|
|Paramore, Zac||Waiter at the Greek Cafe||- Anonymous|
|Patti Smith, Patti Smith||Toy factory worker||Patti Smith used to work in a toy factory, fixing boxes and testing toys. She didn’t seem to have had the best time there: “The stuff those women did to me in that factory was horrible. They’d gang up on me and stick my head in a toilet full of piss!” - Lefty Lucy|
|Pearl Jam, Eddie Vadder||Security guard||In his youth, Eddie Vedder patrolled the night shift as a security guard at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, Calif., recording music and surfing on his time off. In the '90s, Vedder was working at a gas station, before picking up with a Seattle-based group looking for a vocalist. Vedder’s self-recorded demo Momma-Son, highlighting his distinctive pipes and original lyrics, won him the gig. The band, Mookie Baylock, would later change their name to Pearl Jam after running into trademark issues. - Lefty Lucy|
|Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder||Gas station attendant||E-Ved was working as a gas station attendant when Jack Irons passed the demo tape onto him, which he then put vocals onto and became lead singer of Pearl Jam - GUILLOTINEinc|
|Peter Schilling, Peter Schilling||Record company bookeeper, Taxi company, delivered cars for BMW Stuttgart||- ps_rd_fan|
|Pink, Pink||McDonalds||I remember reading in a magazine that she worked at the fast food chain before hitting the big time - Cait Sith|
|Pink Floyd, David Gilmour||Fashion Model||- Agrimorfee|
|Placebo, Brian Molko||Paper Shredder||That's where the song "Slave to the wage" came from (See video) - Saiyandudette|
|Placebo, Steve Hewitt||Formula 1 Racing Car Team||- Saiyandudette|
|Platinum Blonde, Kenny MacLean||Hair Dresser||Kenny and Mark were both hair dressers. - Celeste|
|Platinum Blonde, Mark Holmes||Welder||Mark also took a job as a welder in a muffler shop. - Celeste|
|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|
|Platinum Blonde, Mark Holmes||Welder||Another one of Mark Holmes' various jobs before his years in Platinum Blonde. - Celeste|
|Poison, Rikki Rockett||Hairdresser||I couldn't stop laughing when I heard this... - G|
|Police, Sting||Phys Ed Teacher||Born Gordon Sumner, he got the nickname "Sting" from a striped yellow and black jacket he used to wear. - Michael E Cormier|
|The Police, Sting||School Teacher||He taught English and Soccer. - Larcen Tyler|
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