Homeless List updates are for the last three months. Updates may occur throughout the month; however, the first day of the month is the best day to check.
As of December 1, 2014:
New name added:
Steve Wold (Seasick Steve) . . . folk musician (left home at 13 in Oakland, California and slept on freight trains as a self-described hobo until 1973) (sources: "Seasick Steve: the hobo who moved up to first class," The Telegraph, September 27, 2007, "Kicked out on to the streets at 13, he began his itinerant life, homeless, hopping trains across the South and West, following casual labour on farms." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandjazzmusic/3668155/Seasick-Steve-the-hobo-who-moved-up-to-first-class.html / "Only a Hobo," The Guardian, September 13, 2008, http://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/sep/14/folk). Photo: Guitarist magazine, October 2008.
Scott Stapp . . . Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter; lead vocalist of the band "Creed" (ran away from home at 17 and lived at a friend's house; later as an adult in 2014, slept in his truck "for a couple of weeks" and stayed at a Holiday Inn after claiming the U.S. Internal Reveune Service froze his bank accounts and others stole his money) (sources: 2012 autobiography Sinner's Creed / "Creed's Scott Stapp: I'm Homeless and Penniless," November 26, 2014, http://www.tmz.com/2014/11/26/creeds-scott-stapp-rant-video-creed-divorce/ / "Creed's Scott Stapp Reveals He's Homeless in Jarring New Video," November 26, 2014, https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/creeds-scott-stapp-reveals-hes-homeless-in-jarring-new-video-20141126 / "Creed's Scott Stapp Alleges IRS Error Left Him Penniless & Homeless," November 26, 2014, http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2014/11/26/creeds-scott-stapp-alleges-irs-error-left-him-penniless-homeless/). Photo: cover of 2012 autobiography Sinner's Creed.
New name added:
Ed Sheeran . . . singer; British-born author (2008 - 2010 while a struggling young singer; friends couches or floors, train, a heating duct outside of Buckingham Palace) (source: "What It Was Like To Be Homeless For Internationally Recognized Singer Ed Sheeran," October 16, 2014, http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/569761/20141016/ed-sheeran-homeless-loose-change-ep.htm. Quote: "I didn't have anywhere to live for much of 2008 and the whole of 2009 and 2010, but somehow I made it work. I knew where I could get a bed at a certain time of night and I knew who I could call at any time to get a floor to sleep on. Being sociable helped. Drinking helped. . . . It was just: sleep on the train, session, sweat on stage, drink, sleep on the train." / "Ed Sheeran Clarifies Homeless Rumor: 'Itís Been Really Taken Out Of Context'," October 18, 2014, http://www.inquisitr.com/1547091/ed-sheeran-clarifies-homeless-rumor-its-been-really-taken-out-of-context/. Quote: "I met a lot of people [and] had a lot of experiences that an 18-year-old probably shouldnít have, and when I didnít have a place I would stand onstage and be like, 'If anyone has got a couch tonight,' and it would usually work," Sheeran explained. . . "I went without a bed for some nights ó thatís it," he said. "It was just that I didnít have a place to stay that night, so I slept on the Central Line and outside of Buckingham Palace, and that was just what I did.") Pictured: Total Guitar, August 2012.
Revised: (added photo, sources)
Ted Williams . . . radio show host; television commercial voiceover artist; American-born author; "the homeless man with the golden voice" (outdoor camping in Columbus, Ohio, USA for 17 years as an adult due to drug addiction) (sources: "Ted Williams: 'Golden Voice' is clean and sober, but struggling to pay the bills" The Columbus Dispatch October 7, 2014, dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/10/06/Ted_Williams_update.html / "'I should be a millionaire by now': Ted 'Golden Voice' Williams reveals he's sober but broke and struggles with resentment for agents he trusted after finding fame four years ago," MailOnline, October 7, 2014, dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2784017/I-millionaire-Ted-Golden-Voice-Williams-reveals-s-sober-broke-struggles-resentment-agents-trusted-finding-fame-four-years-ago.html).
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