Shakira was rejected for the choir in her Catholic school because her music teacher thought that her vibrato was too strong and that she sounded “like a goat”
Tim Storms is a singer who holds the record for lowest note produced by a human. The note is eight octaves below the lowest G on a piano, and humans can’t even hear it.
Barry White spent 4 months in jail for stealing $30,000 worth of Cadillac tires when he was 16. While behind bars, he heard Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now or Never” which he stated inspired him to become a singer.
Paula Abdul constantly talks about surviving a plane crash of which no record exist.
On 3 December 1976, seven gunmen attempted to assassinate Bob Marley. During the trial, one of the gunmen claimed that the CIA hired them to do it, as Marley backed the left wing party PNP rather than the right wing LP. Two days later the injured Marley gave a 90 minute concert.
Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli convinced his hometwon in 2006 to build a theater where only one concert is given a year (by him). The theater stays silent the rest of the year.
Background singers in the Beatles’ All You Need Is Love include Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Moon, Graham Nash and Eric Clapton.
When Ella Fitzgerald couldn’t get booked by clubs and TV because she was black, Marilyn Monroe offered to come to a nightclub every night and sit in the front row if they let Ella sing.
The Spanish singer-songwriter Julio Iglesias was a professional footballer signed with Real Madrid. When he was recovering from an accident that ended his career, a nurse gave him a guitar so that he could recover the dexterity of his hands. In learning to play, he discovered his musical talent.
After losing a drunken bet with his bandmates, Sabaton singer Joakim Broden had to walk to the band’s next gig. Broden walked from Falun, Sweden to Trondheim, Norway, over ~700km, staying at fans’ houses and accepting food/beer donations along the way to complete the journey.