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I thought Janis Joplin was black until I was about 19.
I used to believe M.C. Escher was a rapper. Much to my surprise, he was an artist, and died before rap was even invented. I only thought he was a rapper because of "M.C."
I used to think that Boy George was the lead singer of Culture Club. Whenever those 80's compilation albums would be advertised on television and they would show clips of the Sweet Dreams music video my sister and I would get into these huge ginormous arguments over whether or not it was a girl. I think it was the haircut.
I used to think that Huey Lewis was black, at least until I was 13.
For too long of a time, I believed that Bing Crosby was black, and Barry White was white. It turns out I got it mixed up.
I told someone once that my favorite band was the Funkel brothers- Simon and Garth.
(Simon & Garfunkel)
Kid Rock has absolutely nothing to do with a group of young children singing rock and roll classics like those commercials on tv
And Marilyn Manson is a guy.
But come on-could you blame me-the first picture I saw of him had him covered in blue and magenta paint, wearing lingerie and a cowboy hat-It had to be a woman!
When I was seven I was OBSESSED with Eiffel 65 and specifically their song Blue. I saw the music video for it on Nickelodeon or something and it featured a bunch of blue aliens singing the song. I was completely convinced that that was really the group and I was obsessed with Blue 'cause I thought that was cool. When my dad bought me their CD and I saw a picture of three HUMANS on it I was like "WHO THE HECK ARE THESE PEOPLE?!?!" I figured it all out when I was watching the video with my mom and she told me that the blue aliens were not the group.
I used to believe that 'Last Christmas' by George Michael was sung by a black woman. Even after seeing the video clip, I was still convinced that a black woman sang that song.
When I was younger, I asked my mom who Elvis was. She said that he was a person who said "yes" to drugs. For a long time, I used to think that was all he was known for.
I truly used to believe that the singer of the German heavy metal band "Sodom", who calls himself "Tom Angelripper" (for he doesn´t seem to like angels) is some kind of Bavarian or Austrian guy and "Angelripper" (sounding kinda like "Schwarzenegger" or "Rockefeller" when you pronounce it German) is a common name in Austria or Bavaria.
I used to believe that Ray Charles was Stevie Wonder's father. I remember telling my oldest brother this (8 years older). He responded by saying, "Just because they are both singers, blind and black, doesn't mean they're related!!"
20 years later, my brother told me he was very impressed at how "logical" I was at 7 years old, even though I was completely misguided in this particular belief.
When I was little I thought that Shakin' Stevens was Elvis' nephew
When I was 8 i was convinced that Queensryche's song Jet City Woman was about me, that i went back into the late 70's and me and the singer, Geoff Tate had fallen in love.
I used to believe that The Beatles were all the same person, because I thought they all looked the same. I thought that whenever they were on TV, they just had different shots of the same guy waving or something, and when they had shots of them all together, they just edited the same guy in there four times.
when i was younger, i was convinced that the pop band Steps were following me around and spying on me - even when i was in the toilet (if your american reading this then you just have to know that they were a very cheesy '90s pop band).i never thought about the logistics of this and i wasn't particularly bothered by this as i absolutely loved them at the time.
I used to believe that when people sang song they always looked different like when I heard Weird Al's Poodle hat song Genius in France I thought he was black had long black dread locks and wore a green shirt man was I so wrong. and yes I am a Weird Al addict
My brother thought Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom, was in Hanson.
I thought Michael Jackson was a zombie.
When i was a pre-teen i wrote Michael Jackson a really long letter and so carefully worded it so as to entice him to PLEASE come to my house to have dinner with my family and me, and i believed for about a year that it was just a matter of time that he would show up on my doorstep. i really thought he would, and gee, in hindsight i see that he very well could have, given his track record today - and i'm so glad he never did!