Simon Cowell - Simon Cowell Gave Up Music Dream Over Guitar Lesson Drama
Simon Cowell gave up his dream of becoming a superstar musician as a youngster after a nasty fall-out with his guitar teacher.
The music mogul wanted be a rock star when he grew up so he began learning the guitar aged 12, but his dream was shattered by an explosive argument with his tutor.
In an interview with David Walliams for Britain's The Independent, he says, "I was bought an electric guitar when I was 12 but my guitar teacher beat me up. I didn't like guitar lessons and I got quite bored.
"My teacher was obviously bored giving me lessons, and one day I offered him a liquorice toffee but he didn't answer. So I threw it at him, it hit him in the face and he sort of beat me up. And that was the last guitar lesson I had.
"That was the turning point, David, when I decided I needed to be behind the scenes and not a musician."