The names of music stars

I knew John Denver’s real name was John Henry Deutschendorf, but this list has the names of tons of other well-known music stars, many of which I didn’t know about.

A few of the more interesting finds include:

Pat Benatar – Patricia Andrejewski
Bono (U2) – Paul David Hewson
Bonnie Tyler – Gaynor Hopkins
Bo Diddley – Elias Bates
Dido – Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong
Snoop Dogg – Cordazer Calvin Broadus
Enya – Eithne Ni Braona
MC Hammer – Stanley Kirk Burrel
Elton John – Reginald Kenneth Dwight (Is Elton a nickname for Reginald?)
Queen Latifah – Dana Owens
Huey Lewis – Hugh Anthony Cregg
Dean Martin – Dino Paul Crocetti
Joni Mitchell – Roberta Joan Anderson
Shaggy – Orville Richard Burrell
Seal – Henry Olusegun Olumide Samuel
Fatboy Slim – Quentin Cook
Ice T – Tracy Marrow
Shania Twain – Eileen Regina Edwards

One that’s not on the list is Bing Crosby, whose real name was Harry Lillis Crosby.


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  1. What’s up with AKON? I wonder which part is middle, last, first?

    Comment by jim on April 27, 2007 @ 4:31 pm
  2. According to Wikipedia, his real name is, “Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam”. If that’s correct, he has one long name.

    Comment by dan on April 30, 2007 @ 9:44 am

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