Every career has to start somewhere, even for the biggest musicians in the industry. The road to superstardom is never straight, and here are 12 big names who show that better than everybody.
Freddie Mercury - Market Stall Owner
Mercury owned and operated a stall in the world-famous Kensington Market since the summer of 1969. He sold his own artwork and second-hand clothes, and even kept running it after Queen released their first album!
Chris Cornell - Fish Handler
The late, great Soundgarden frontman started out working for a seafood company. Among his job duties was cleaning up the fish guts at the local Seattle fish markets, which probably gave him plenty of material to write angry, angsty songs about.
Debbie Harry - Playboy Bunny
That's right! In the early 70s the Blondie singer worked at the Playboy Club in New York. When asked how she dealt with perverted old men, she responded “I fooled around with drugs and was consequently often half-asleep."
Rod Stewart - Grave Digger
Stewart briefly worked as a grave digger at the Highgate Cemetery in London, England. However, according to his autobiography, he was more in charge of marking the different plots, not actually digging them. Sure, Rod. Sure.
Mick Jagger - Mental Hospital Porter
He worked as a porter for the Bexley Psychiatric Hospital when he was 18 and apparently lost his virginity to a nurse in one of the supply closets. How's THAT for a story?