Tuesday, January 23, 2007

And Their Real Names Are................

I tried to narrow the list down to names I thought most of you would recognize....what started all this was when I was watched my Bob Dylan DVD that I got for Christmas and found out that "Bob Dylan" was not his given name, I got curious. I found out by watching that documentary that Bob Dylan's name was really Robert Zimmerman.

So, I decided to look up some other people that had changed their names...and I was surprised by some of them...and maybe even a little disappointed.....I really wanted Stevie Wonder's last name to really be Wonder....but apparently not. So here's my kind of shortened version of what I found....................




Louis Armstrong - Daniel Louis Armstrong
Pat Benatar - Patricia Andrejewski
Tony Bennett - Anthony Benedetto
Jon Bon Jovi - John Francis Bongiovi
Sonny Bono - Salvatore Philip Bono
J.J. Cale - Jean Jaques Cale
Ray Charles - Ray Charles Robinson
Chubby Checker - Ernest Evans
Cher - Cherilyn Sarkisian
Cheech and Chong - Richard Marin and Thomas Chong
David Crosby - David Van Cortland
Eric Clapton - Eric Patrick Clapp
Patsy Cline - Virginia Patterson Hensley
Alice Cooper - Vincent Damon Furnier
Elvis Costello - Declan McManus
Bing Crosby - Harry Lillis Crosby
Doris Day - Doris Kappelhoff
John Denver - John Henry Deutschendorf
Bo Diddley - Otha Ellas Bates McDaniel
Fats Domino - Antoine Domino
Bob Dylan - Robert Zimmerman
Sheena Easton - Sheena Shirley Orr
Crystal Gayle - Brenda Gail Webb
Boy George - George Alan O'Dowd
Daryl Hall - Daryl Franklin Hohl
Jimi Hendrix - James Marshall Hendricks
Buddy Holly - Charles Hardin Holley
Billy Idol - William Broad
Mick Jagger - Michael Phillip Jagger
Elton John - Reginald Kenneth Dwight
B.B. King - Riley B. King
Kris Kristofferson - Kris Carson
Patti LaBelle - Patricia Louise Holte
Huey Lewis - Hugh Anthony Cregg
Courtney Love - Love Michelle Harrison
Christine McVie - Christine Perfect
Madonna - Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Barry Manilow - Barry Alan Pincus
Marilyn Manson - Brian Warner
Meatloaf - Marvin Lee Aday
Freddie Mercury - Farouk Bulsara
Eddie Money - Edward Mahoney
Stevie Nicks - Stephanie Lynn Nicks
Billy Ocean - Leslie Sebastian Charles
Ozzy Osbourne - John Michael Osbourne
Johnny Paycheck - Don Lytle
Iggy Pop - James Jewell Osterberg, Jr.
Prince - Prince Rogers Nelson
Little Richard - Richard Wayne Penniman
Smokey Robinson - William Robinson
Axl Rose - William Bruce Rose
Diana Ross - Diane Ernestine Earle
Leon Russell - Claude Russell Bridges
Gene Simmons - Chaim Witz
Grace Slick - Grace Barnett Wing
Ringo Starr - Richard Starkey
Cat Stevens - Steve Georgiou
Ike Turner - Izear Luster Turner Jr.
Tina Turner - Annie Mae Bullock
Shania Twain - Eileen Regina Edwards
Conway Twitty - Harold Lloyd Jenkins
Frankie Valli - Frank Castelluccio
Sid Vicious - John Simon Ritchie
Barry White - Barry Eugene Carter
Stevie Wonder - Steveland Hardaway Judkins

2 comments:

enN2sp said...

You can also find it in the Farmer almanac.
At least the one my dad has from 1975 has some stars like Dean Martin and Bing Crosby old stars like that and others.

Anonymous said...

Interesting..