Let’s face it, even the most highly successful music artist had to start somewhere! Every performer, singer, songwriter, or musician likely began pursuing their dream after being moved by a real-life experience.
Plenty of artists got their start after attending their first concert, while others found their passion following the purchase of their first full-length album. Some artists even had to climb the ranks, oddly enough, by digging ditches for extra cash to find their way to playing on stage in front of thousands of people. Meanwhile, others have stood in giant crowds to see bands play on stage before ever hitting the road on their own.
After paying his dues and learning the ins and outs of the business, though, Creed frontman Scott Stapp has been able to make a career out of what he loves to do! And, he can now reflect on his journey and see how far he has come so far.
Luckily, for readers Music Mayhem has decided to go back to where it all began for Stapp, and find out some of the biggest moments that have helped shape him into who he is today!
Check out these cool first-time experiences that have made an impact on Stapp throughout his life.
First Concert Stapp’s Attended As A Fan: I think if I remember correctly, It was Lollapalooza and it was Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction and Lenny Kravitz.
First Album Purchased: Def Leppard – ‘Pyromania’
First Musical Memory: My first musical memory would be hearing my grandmother on the front porch of their farm, picking guitar and singing Elvis songs.
First Artist To Inspire Stapp To Pursue Music: That would be two artists, Def Leppard And U2.
First Show I’ve Ever Played: I mean, the first public performance that I had, I was 9 years old and I sang “Yesterday” by The Beatles at Bear Lake Elementary School in the auditorium.