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20 Musicians' Jobs Before They Were Famous

20 Musicians' Jobs Before They Were Famous

It's a story as old as rock and roll: a line cook busts his ass all day flipping burgers, but years later he's a megawatt superstar touring the world. Everyone's got to start somewhere, and Pigeons and Plans have posted a list of twenty musicians and their pre-fame jobs.

There are the usual tales of angry janitorial and waiter work, but did you know Kanye worked as a sales assisstant at the Gap? Totally makes sense: he's a natural salesman, and he loves clothes! So buck up, insurance claims adjuster--someday, you could be on this list as you're basking in a pool of money and drugs. List below, with pictures and explanations here.

1. Kurt Cobain--Janitor at the YMCA

2. Kid Cudi--Disgruntled Dean & Deluca employee

3. Jack White--Upholsterer

4. Kanye West--Sales assistant at the Gap

5. Gotye--Customer service at the local library

6. Leona Lewis--Receptionist

7. Madonna--Dunkin' Donuts employee

8. Eminem--Short order cook/dishwasher

9. Mick Jagger--Porter at a mental hospital

10. Girl Talk--Biomedical engineer

11. Ozzy Osbourne--Slaughterhouse employee

12. Diddy--Intern at Uptown Records

13. Lady Gaga--Waitress

14. Gwen Stefani--Floor-cleaner at Dairy Queen

15. Lance Bass--Snow-blower

16. Eve--Stripper

17. Pink--McDonald's

18. Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion--Bagger at a supermarket

19. Moby--Golf caddy

20. Brandon Flowers (the Killers)--Bellhop at a hotel

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