Madonna worked at Dunkin’ Donuts at one time. She started her career as a drummer for the Breakfast Club. Not a big step from donuts to breakfast there…
Breakfast Club – Never Be The Same (Shep Pettibone Mix) (MP3)
Jon Bon Jovi once had a job as a Christmas decoration maker. That explains the talent for writing cheesy rock-ballads!
Mick Jagger used to be a porter in a mental hospital. As a child, he also had a summer job selling ice cream from a refrigerated trolley. Keith Richards said in an interview that he worked several summers as a ball boy at a local tennis court. You decide which one had more balls as a child…
Rolling Stones – Paint It Black (MP3)
Elvis Costello used to be a computer programmer. Talk about nerdy looks!
Cyndi Lauper used to have a job cleaning out dog kennels and had MANY odd jobs, ranging from a “hot walker” of horses at Belmont Race Track, an ear piercer, a salesclerk in a vintage clothing store, and a singing waitress in a Japanese piano bar. Quite an interesting CV here!
Cyndi Lauper – She Bop (Special Dance Mix) (MP3)
Before his recording career took off, Chubby Checker
plucked chickens at a poultry market named Henry Colt’s. Twisting the
bird’s bones may have been an inspiration to later record The Twist, but then, who really knows…
Simon Le Bon (of Duran Duran) was once a milkman’s assistant, tree surgeon and a hospital porter. Got milk?
Duran Duran – Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix) (MP3)
Barry Manilow was fired from a job at a brewery, when he reportedly left the truck door open & spilled the beer all over the road. Homer says: Mmmmhhh… beer!
As a child, Alanis Morissette appeared in five episodes of the Canadian children’s show “You Can’t Do That on Television.” She would also later appear on Ed McMahon’s “Star Search” (Pic above). She didn’t get further than the first round; maybe the judges didn’t like her hair…?
Alanis Morrisette – Everything (MP3)
Ozzy Osbourne once worked in a slaughterhouse. No more comments necessary, right?
Ozzy Osbourne – Black Rain (MP3)
Rod Stewart was reportedly a grave digger at one time. When he started to dig his own musical grave, remains unknown…
Rod Stewart – Windy Town (MP3)