Rock stars’ jobs before they were famous


PLANET ROCK takes a look at former occupations of 18 rock artists, before they became household names, including Freddie Mercury, Tony Iommi, Lemmy….

8. Freddie Mercury – Market stall trader

Freddie and Roger Taylor both had separate stalls on the top floor of the now demolished Kensington Market in London in the early seventies. Alongside clothing items, Freddie sold many of his own paintings and drawings on the stall and even continued to work there when Queen released their self-titled debut album in 1973.

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Freddie Mercury had a market stall with Roger Taylor