After Beck, who was a "bit of a target," stopped attending his Los Angeles high school, he applied to a performing arts school and was rejected. To get away from home, a tiny 350-square-foot apartment where he slept under the dining room table, Beck started taking the bus each day to the city's Central Library, where he found an entire room of musical scores. Soon he had taught himself how to read music, and began practicing on a piano in the foyer of his apartment building. Sadly, in 1986, when Beck was fifteen, the Central Library caught fire. But Beck was on his way. In 2019, he won his seventh Grammy.