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I used to think Elotn John was really weird (for other reasons than the obvious). I didn't know Elton was a first name, I only knew John was, so until I was like ten I was convinced he was going through some awkward phase where he reversed his first and last name becasue he was pissed at something, and that his name was actually John Elton.
When I was a teenager I went to a Beach Boys concert with my cousins. They were talking about music they liked, and mentioned Simon and Garfunkel. I thought they were making it up and refused to believe in a band with such a silly name. Weeks later my cousins mailed me a tape of Simon & Garfunkel. Who knew?
Growing up in the sixties, when Bobby Vee and Bobby Vinton were both popular singers, I thought all the while that they were the same. I thought that Bobby Vinton had become so popular that they could call him simply "Bobby V." and everyone would know whom they were talking about, But, in fact, I DIDN'T know whom they were talking about until the late 1980s or so, when I finally realized that they were two different singers.
I used to believe that the band Hawk Nelson was just one guy! It really sounds like one person, and I would always think how horrible it was that anyone would name their son Hawk. It wasn't until a few weeks ago, when someone asked me if I like that band. I tried to convince them it was just a singer...but I was wrong!
I only found out a moth ago Franz Ferdinands a band.I thought it was one guy. o.0
When I was little, there were a lot of teen singers and bands, so I asumed all singers were around 16. If I heard of a singer who was over 20 I would be like " Oh my gosh, they're old!"
I used to mix up Madonna and Marilyn Monroe. Not only that, but I also used to mix up Marilyn Monroe and Marilyn Manson. So sometimes Madonna was the pretty lady with the flying dress, and sometimes she was this scary punk rock guy.
I used to believe that the pop charts were musical versions of lonely hearts columns and all singers were looking for love. I once announced to my dad that Madonna (in 1988) would never get a boyfriend looking like that!
i always used to think that led zepplin was a person i just relized it was a band when i was 12
My dad told my Stevie Wonder was Ray Charles' son. I realized the truth when I was 12 years old and learned that blindness wasn't hereditary!
I thought that singer Ella Fitzgerald was named Elephants Gerald, because that's what it sounded like when she was introduced.
I used to believe that Milli Vanilli was just another word for vanilla, so when my mom took me for ice cream somewhere, I asked the guy, "I want Milli Vanilli in a cone, please?" The guy laughed for hours, at me, a confused little five- year- old....
I'm sure that I'm not the only one, but I thought that the Partridge Family was an actual family band, and I couldn't understand how they could live in a regular neighborhood and go to public school. Wouldn't they get mobbed for autographs? And didn't they make enough money for a better house?
I was very young.
When I was in high school the Pastor's wife was vehemently telling me how horrible the band Blue Oyster Cult is, because cults worship the devil and go to hell. I tried to explain to her that they weren't really a cult, that's just the name of their band. She wouldn't believe me, and I didn't dare tell her I had their albums!
I used to believe that the Grateful Dead were a hard rock or acid rock band . . . because of their name, and their scary looking album covers, and their following of fans called "dead heads". I was shocked when I first heard their music and went to one of their concerts -- it was practically easy listening!
My mother was American, and played a lot of music from her beloved homeland. Most often, it'd be Janis Joplin. At five years old, I had the singer's death explained to me, and I accepted it, and seemed to have moved on. Until I became convinced that she was alive, and living in our fridge. I have no idea why I believed this, but for a very long time, I was sure that Janis was alive and well, living in an English house, in a large kitchen appliance.
I thought Bob Dylan was black - much to the dismay of my Bob Dylan obsessed friend. I thought his name sounded black, if that makes sense. It was quite a shock when I saw a picture of him, and that he looked just like the mate I mentioned.
I also got The Proclaimers and The Pretenders mixed up, name-wise. For those of who don't know, The Proclaimers are twin geeky-guys from Scotland, in the Leith area, I think. I still don't know who The Pretenders are ... apart from a woman being in their line-up.
I used to think Jimi Hendrix was white, and Eric Clapton was black.
Up until like last week (i'm 19) I though Led Zeppelin sang "Pour some sugar on me" instead of Def Leppard and was surprised at the people who would tell me Led Zeppelin was one thier favorite bands, but my boyfriend cleared that one up quick...lol
When I was a child, maybe 6 or 7 years old, the music teacher at my elementary school showed my class a poster of an Elvis impersonator. "He dresses, acts, and sings exactly like Elvis," the teacher said.
Being a quiet kid, I though about this for several weeks, off and on, before I asked my father one day what Elvis was. "Elvis is an alien from outer space," my father told me. I was 18 years old before I realized he was joking!