Do you know Elvis Presley’s natural hair color? Or who from these musicians is actually a Christian? How about how legendary band have gotten their band names?
Find all that out and more from the following top list of interesting facts about famous musicians.
1. Elvis Presley
Our kind of Rock’n’Roll definitely had a natural talent for singing and touching people’s lives with his voice and dance moves but what you may not know about him is the fact he was a natural blonde. Yes, you read it right, Elvis Presley used to dye his hair in that pitch black color, his natural hair color being a sandy blond.
2. Johnny Cash
During his early years, in 1953, Johnny Cash wrote a science fiction short called “The Holografik Danser”. The short was about a 21st century America that was conquered by the Russians. Although the story has never been published, if you are interested in reading it, you can find it in Songs Withour Rhyme: Prose by Celebrated Songwriters by Rosanne Cash.
3. Bob Marley
The father of Bob Marley was a white English man born in Jamaica named Norval Sinclair Marley.
4. Def Leppard
Def Leppard is a legendary band that can be put together with big names of the rock music industry such as Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd. The band’s initial name was Atomic Mass until Joe Elliot, the lead singer came along and proposed the name Deaf Leopard. However, to make the name resemble a rock rather than a punk band, the spelling was slightly changed into Def Leppard.
5. Marilyn Manson
Brian Hugh Warner also professionally known as Marilyn Manson chose his stage name in a rather unconventional way. He put together the names of both the most loved and the most hated personalities in the US, during the 50’s – Marilyn Monroe, a movie star and Charles Manson, a serial killer.
6. Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne is also known as the Prince of Darkness but what many people don’t know is the fact that the darkness he’s talking about can only be found around the singer’s eyes and sometime in his music, but not in his heart. Osbourne is a Christian and a member of the Church of England. Moreover, he says a prayer before every show.
7. Alice Cooper
Vincent Damon Furnier known as Alice Cooper has received in 20014 a doctoral degree from the Grand Canyon University in Performing Arts.
8. Keith Richards
Rolling Stones. Who has not heard at least once in their life about Rolling Stones? What about their major hit, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”? What you probably haven’t heard of is how Satisfaction was actually created. One can think that due to the fact that up until today, this was the best song ever recorded by the Rolling Stones, it must have been a carefully written song, well thought of. You will be surprised to know that the song was actually dreamt by Keith Richards, the lead guitarist of the band. He woke up in the middle of the night at a hotel room, turned on the tape recorder and started playing the riff of the iconic song.
9. Chris Kirkpatrick
Chris Kirkpatrick is the guy who started ‘N Sync. Kirkpatrick was put in the position where he would have to form another band in order to see his dream of becoming a singer come true after Backstreet Boys rejected him.
10. The Beatles
The Beatles have no need of any sort of introduction but what you probably did not know about them is the fact that during the sixties, in Hamburg, Germany, the legendary band used to perform in strip clubs.
11. Brian May
Brian May, the lead guitarist of Queen was studying mathematics and physics at the Imperial College of London during the first years of Queen. After graduating, he started working at on his PhD degree but abandoned his work in 1974 when Queen started being successful. However, in 2006, May resumed his work and finally got his PhD in Astrophysics.
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