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Day Jobs of Famous Musicians

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atkins bookshelf musicBefore they packed concert halls and stadiums around the globe, many musicians held rather typical, boring — and sometimes very unusual jobs — early in their careers to make ends meet. They went from humble jobs that paid a few dollars an hour to being worth up to $700 million dollars. Not a bad career path. The inspirational lesson here is: early jobs in life should not define you — nor limit you; dream big. Here is a list of famous musicians and the jobs they had before they became famous and successful.

Beyonce: hair salon worker
David Bowie: delivery boy for a butcher
Johnny Cash: military code breaker
Elvis Costello: data entry clerk
Eminem: short order cook
Art Garfunkel: math teacher
Deborah Harry: Playboy bunny at the Playboy club
Mick Jagger: hospital porter
Cyndi Lauper: dog kennel cleaner
Courtney Love: stripper in Hollywood
Madonna: server at a Dunkin Donuts
Freddie Mercury: sold artwork and used clothing…

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