Justin Bieber Flashback!
In August 2007, Justin Bieber was just an unknown, baby-faced kid with a big dream and a guitar.
In new pics acquired exclusively by UsMagazine.com, the 13 years old Bieber played his guitar and sang on the concrete steps of the Avon Theatre in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario.
Photographer Irving Shuter, who took the pics, tells UsMagazine he noticed “this cute kid” performing just past 9 a.m. on Aug. 20 2007 — with passersby throwing dollar bills and loose change into his guitar case.
Sadly, Justin Bieber’s couldn’t finish his songs to the end. “The manager of the theater came and chased the kid away!” Shuter tells Us.
Justin has said he raked $3,000 “busking” outside the Avon Theatre; a YouTube clip of him singing at a talent show earlier that same year eventually launched his stardom.
When his future manager Scooter Braun discovered the clip, Bieber landed the record deal that changed his life.
“He was the most talented kid I’d ever met!” Braun says.
Pic Credit: Irving Shuter /UsMagazine.com