At first, John Scott thought he could make a career out of performing magic tricks, or, if not that, then perhaps something else within the field of entertainment. As the saying goes, he had been bitten by the bug. He took on a new stage name: Jonathan Silver.
But he hesitated. There was a certain aspect of the entertainment business that gave him pause. If he chose this path, then there existed a very real possibility of just turning into a ‘starving artist’. So he took his career on a very different turn.