Musicians who use made up first names!

drf64

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Joe Cocker was actually John when he started life. Wikipedia sez "Cocker received his nickname of Joe either from playing a childhood game called "Cowboy Joe", or from a local window cleaner named Joe."

D.H.
That’s interesting Dave, if that is, indeed, your real first name.
 

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Geddy Lee
Ginger Baker
Dizzy Gillespie
Dickie Betts
Lemmy
Mitch Mitchell
Bon Scott
Sid Vicious
Roky Erickson
Zigaboo Modeliste
Bo Diddley
Jimi Hazel
Buddy Holly
Sly Stone
Bunk Gardner
 
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Interesting story. His real name is James Roger McGuinn, and he used go by the name Jim McGuinn, then all of a sudden he decided to be Roger. Go figure.
No, it's not. I've seen an interview where he talks about changing his name to Roger and his parents being upset. He did it officially, so I guess it's his real name in a way. Wikipedia says he was born James Joseph McGuinn III.
 

That Cal Webway

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There's a small fishing village in Holland called Urk, which I came across through work years ago.
Most families are called van Urk, and most of the men are called Jacob.
The poor postman, who is probably called Jacob van Urk, must be demented.
Morning Jacob...morning Jacob...morning Jacob...

I wonder if here in the United states,

Urkel came from there !

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How many do you want...
Axl Rose
Adam Ant
B B King
Captain Sensible
Dick Dale
Duff McKagan
Elton John
Elvis Costello
Freddie Mercury
Gene Simmons
Hank Williams
Iggy Pop
Joe Strummer
Joey Ramone
King Diamond
Lux Interior
Marilyn Manson
Nikki Sixx
Ozzy Osbourne
Poison Ivy
Queen Latifah
Rat Scabies
Sid Vicious
Slash
Topper Headon
U Roy
Vangelis
Whistling Jack Smith
XFacta
Yellowman
Zakk Wylde
Thanks. Now I have “I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman” running through my head.

It sucks to be old.
 

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I'm interested in the rash of young female artists who go by their first and middle names. It has started bleeding out onto Facebook and other social media platforms.

Bob
 




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