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I used to think that the term 'Prima Donna' was actually 'Pre-Madonna',
i.e. a singer who makes pop music in the style usual before Madonna
(cf. 'Pre-Raphaelite'.)

Ollie
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As Im brazilian and speak portuguese, when I was about 8 or 9, I thought Ray Charles was the king of Britain, cos you pronnounce "Ray" as "rei", and "Rei" means King in portuguese. I always heard of the queen of England and the 'REI' Charles (not togheter, of course). You can imagine the mess in my head thinking "why is the king of Britain blind? Why is he playing the piano with such a wide smile ???". In fact, I began to think the Queen and the 'King Ray Charles' were divorced, because I never saw them in the same place. Weird...

G.Albo
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I really, truly thought that Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson were the same person.

Anon
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When I saw Michael Jackson's video for "Thriller", I read the little caption on the bottom of the TV as "Michelle Jackson." My brother kept on refering to the artist as "he" (ie. "He's such a good singer") which left me in utter confusion, but I thought my brother would beat me up if I asked about this, so I remained silent for about a year.

I also thought that my uncle was in the Beatles. This doesn't make sense for quite a few reasons, such as the fact that my uncle is about 36 years old. I also owned a Beatles album and knew the names of everyone in the band. I guess I thought that he was just a secret member. I think I believed this because he played the guitar and would always sing "Julia" by the Beatles whenever he saw me.

Julia
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I used to believe that all famous people knew each other.

Liz
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I was a little boy when Elvis Presley died. When the news cam out that he had died of a heart attack, I did not know what that was, so I though he had died of a "hard attack."

I pictured Elvis getting killed in a swordfight with a bunch of bad guys.

Anon
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Back in the fifth grade we used to drop money into the heater in the girls bathroom for 'The Michael Jackson Fund'. We believed that Michael Jackson came to the school at night to collect his money and whoever put in the most would be considered a super cool chick. I remember one girl dropped a five dollar bill in and the next day it was gone. That was proof enough! No wonder the janitors were always so happy and had jingly pockets...

How much plastic surgery did we pay for?

Tiff
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I used to think the brown haired woman in the pop group Abba, AniFred Lyngstadt, was the witch in the Hansel And Gretel book

Kira Pangburn
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for a long time i was convined that david bowie really did come from outer space, rather than beckenham. somewhere in my mind i guess i still believe that...

nick
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I used to believe that Donny Osmond was actualy trapped inside the posters on my wall!! No matter where i stood in my bedroom he would be looking at me.
I stared to get dressed in the bathroom after that discovery or get dressed under the blanket!!

Helgz
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I used to believe that Sam Cooke was not a real person, because there was an ad on television (frequently) that advertised the greatest hits of 'the legendary Sam Cooke.' I knew that legends were myths or fairytales.

erika
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I remember being seven years old, living in Sweden, and being appalled by the disgusting name of a rock band. The band was Kiss. "Kiss" means "pee" in Swedish.

Martin
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may the muse of good music forgive me for this...

i used to think that Elvis Presley was Elton John, that the George from the Beatles was Boy George, and that George Michael was George Harrison. it took me years to sort them all out.

fluss
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I used to believe that Micheal Jackson was a girl, which confused me a great deal. Strangely enough, I don't seem to be the only one who shares this belief!

Jay
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My dad told me when I was a kid that Ringo Starr (Beatles Drummer) had a big nose because he used to drum with his drumsticks sticking out of his nose. I told all my friends in the street this and we believed it! My I was (still am) gullible. And my dad, well... He forgets he ever told me such a thing. I will never let him forget it!

vstar
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I once thought that if you listened to Led Zeppelin you would explode. This was because of the raw power of the band. There music would instantly become too much for your body to take.

I believe someone told me this but I don't know who.

I've been listening to Zep for several years now. I haven't exploded yet.

Some Random Guy
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On the Elvis Presley song 'Good Luck Charm' there is a strong harmony backing vocal. I used to think that he was singing both parts simultaneously. This largely explained to me why Elvis was so highly regarded as an artist.

George
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i was about 5 years old when i believed that Micheal Jackson And Madonna were married because i kept hearing people say that HE was the king of pop and SHE was the queen of pop. I assumed that meant that they were married but wondered why i never really saw them togther or heard them talking about one another.

Zo
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when i was about 8 i fancied george michael and thought that made him automatically my boyfriend. when i got an anonymous valentines card, i imagined ol' george being driven down my street in his chauffered limo in the middle of the night.just mentioned this to my mom and it turns out she sent it,

kerry
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Does anyone remember the 'Chipmunks' singing group? My mother believed they were real chipmunks who had been taught to sing!

Rosy Baxter
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