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I once believed that when it said "no loitering" it meant Kenny Loggins can't play or sing a song there, (i loved Keny Loggins back then).
then in 3rd grade i realized what it really meant...
When I was younger, I thought that Backstreet Boys & N*sync were the same band. I thought it was weird that they would have two different band names. Once N*sync's song was on, and I said outloud, "Why does N*sync have another name?"
My sister thought I was so stupid, once I explained to her that Backstreet Boys and N*sync were the same band.
When I first heard music by the Who, I was intrigued and I asked about who they were. She talked about the basic history of the band, with the guitar-smashing, Pete Townshend's tinnitus, the exploding drums, and all that stuff, but the person in the band she talked about the most was Keith Moon, the drummer. I assumed that he sang, because Eric Clapton, the musician we listened to the most, sang as well, and the most "important" (which, since my mom mentioned him, Keith obviously was - a case can be made for it in any case, but I digress). I believed this until I was about 11 and one of their songs came on the radio and I remarked how amazing it was that Keith could play so well and sing at the same time.
It seemed that everybody in the car except for me knew that this wasn't true. D'oh!
A few years after that, I bought the album Who's Next, which started an album-buying binge during which the Who became my favorite band. But sometimes I still remember back before I didn't know the names of ALL the band members and confused Keith Moon with Roger Daltrey.
This memory became even funnier when I heard him sing "Bell Boy" in Quadrophenia and discovered he really couldn't sing very well. And even funnier when I bought his solo album and realized he couldn't sing worth a damn!
When I was about 4 years old I thought it was such an amazing coincidence that all singers could actually sing.
At about 6 years old, my parents took me to Disneyland. One of the attractions they took me to was a short 3D film called Captain EO, starring Michael Jackson. I remember sitting there watching, and as soon as he appeared, i remember asking my mother, "who is she?" My mother told me, thats not a woman, thats a man. I can't explain how confused I was, yet i can understand that today.
I used to think Ray Charles sang "What a Wonderful World" instead of Louis Armstong and I always wondered, since Ray Charles was blind, how he could sing about "I see trees of green" and stuff like that.
I thought the members of Led Zeppelin had created the zeppelin. One day, I had stumbled across a picture of a zeppelin in some store - and it had the words 'Graf Zeppelin' on it. So I had misread that as 'Led Zeppelin'. I had pointed to it, and said excitedly, 'Look, Mommy, it says Led Zeppelin!' I guess I said it pretty loudly, because some people were looking pretty stunned. My mom had a pretty tough time trying to explain to me that the derigible had been around for many decades before the rock band was.
When I was 3 I was convinced that I would mary John Bon Jovie
I used to talk to the Led Zeppelin poster on my wall - thinking that the members from Led Zeppelin could hear me talking to them, like I had some sort of telepathic connection with them or something. I didn't even know that John Bonham was dead, until I was six.
Key fact: we live near Lubbock, TX, it being the major town for shopping/etc. for us. My mom got me into Buddy Holly's music from some tapes we'd listen to in the car. I was about 8 or 10 or something, and they were talking about the Buddy Holly festival/center/statue on the news one day, and I asked my parents why they would have a festival for him HERE. They then informed me that Buddy Holly was from Lubbock, which I thought was nuts because up until then, I assumed that all famous people were from/lived in New York City (TV stars), Hollywood (movie stars), or Nashville (recording artists).
I used to get George Strait and Garth Brooks mixed up. I also though that Garth Brooks was a member of Brooks & Dunn on the side.
Me and my friend use to believe lil romoe and lil bow wow were the same person.
I used to mix up Stevie Wonder and Stevie Nicks.
I had trouble remembering the difference between Billy Joel and Elton John, too . . . .
I used to get Def Leppard and Led Zeppelin confused because they both had purposly misspelled names.
As a kid I thought that the lyrics to "Bette Davis Eyes" (Kim Carnes) went, "She's got every day massage." Like the woman of the song got to get a massage every day.
Also, I swore that Blondie was a man... especially when listening to the song "Tide is High," even though in the song she says she's "not the kind of girl..." etc. I couldn't figure out why a man would be singing those lyrics because the voice OBVIOUSLY (to me) belonged to a man.
When I was little, I used to think my dad was in def leppard.
Because of that Simpsons episode, I thought Weird Al Yankovic was the original performer of the song "Jack and Diane."
I used to think "Aero Smith" was only one person.
When I was little, I used to believe CÚline Dion had died because my parents listened to her songs (and sometimes, they listened died poeple's songs).
I used to think that Sylvester Stallone and Billy Joel were the same person.