"Online since 1999"

Early Careers of DJ's & Singers

Bob

Walker's

New Orleans Broadcast Personalities:


Robert Mitchell.....milk route delivery man


Bob Walker.....route delivery man for Tom's Peanuts & Candies


Tommy Tucker.....Saturn auto salesman


Cherie.....WTIX receptionist


Jim Stewart.....taxicab driver


Bob Ruby.....folk singer - a folk trio called Three Guys From Montana.




Singers:

Lee Dorsey.....boxer ( "Kid Chocolate" )


Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler ("Ballad of the Green Berets").....Army Sargeant


Bobby Goldsboro, Conway Twitty, Bob Luman, Slim Whitman, Charlie Pride

          .....semi-pro or minor league ballplayers


Elvis Presley.....truck driver


Rick Nelson.....actor in his parents' Ozzie & Harriett TV show


Jackie Wilson.....boxer (fought under the name of Sonny Wilson)


Mitch Miller.....short-order cook


Johnny Mathis.....track star who was urged to participate in the Olympic trials
          (turned the invitation down to go into singing instead)


Solomon Burke.....boy preacher, mortician and embalmer


Bruce Springsteen and Graham Parker.....pumped gas


Bob Marley.....drove a forklift in Delaware (on the night shift)


Bobby "Blue" Bland.....B.B. King's chauffeur


Billy Swan.....Webb Pierce's chauffeur


Little Richard.....Dish washer at the greyhound bus station in Macon GA


Otis Redding.....garbage collector and chauffeur


Larry Williams.....chauffeur and valet to Lloyd Price


James Brown.....shoeshine "technician"


Tammy Wynette.....hair dresser


George Jones......house painter


Big Bopper.....DJ on KTRM in Beaumont, TX


Joe Cocker.....plumber


Paul Revere.....diner owner


Mark Lindsay....."Bun Boy" (he delivered the buns to Paul Revere's restaurant)


Rod Stewart.....grave digger


Stevie Nicks.....house cleaner


Chuck Berry.....hair dresser


Sister Janet Mead (The Lord's Prayer, #4 in 74).....nun


The Singing Nun (Dominique, #1 in 63).....nun


Mary Wells.....receptionist at Motown


Anne Murray.....phys-ed teacher