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When I was about 10 or 11, I had a HUGE crush on Jon Bon Jovi. A girl in my 5th grade class had told me that he lived in the next town over. I wanted to believe her but wasn't quite sure so I sent an extremely mushy fan letter proclaiming my love to him to the address she provided me. when it got sent back to me marked "no such address" I was mad... I actually paid the girl for that address

Jasonchic
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When I was in first grade I wrote a paper about my idol, Boy George. I went on and on about how amazing she was......

Tennille
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When I was a kid, I heard my parents talking about Madonna as a bad influence, coz kids would want to be like her if they saw her or listen to her music. Everytime she appeared on the telly or sang on the radio I ran away, afraid to someday start to wear ladies underpants and act like a woman.

Liam G.
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My two children (ages 13 and 10) absolutely refuse to believe that Michael Jackson was ever dark skinned. I've shown pictures from my old Jackson Five albums, and they still don't believe me.

Mom of goofy kids
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When I was younger my dad told me that you had to like The Beatles to be an american (even though I knew they were not american). For a long time I thought it was the law to like The Beatles. I was even nicknamed (and I'm still called) Abbey- after the Abbey Road album!

Ang
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Up to about the age of 8 i never always thought Michael Jackson was a sort of monster and not a human. I don't think i ever asked anyone about this either.So he scared me for quite a while!!!

badlilangel2002
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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 use to think that the people on the cover of the Genisis CD cover(the band) was just phil collins at different ages.

MrK
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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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Me and my twin sister are really, really pale and have very dark hair. We lived in an orphanage when we were younger, and one day some stupid asshole 5th grader told us Michael Jackson was our real father and he was coming to get us. The terror we felt at this idea was undescribable. I had this weird idea that whenever Micheal Jackson was on TV, since we could see him he could see us too. So whenever he came on TV we would scream and run out of the room or hide behind something. We were afraid he would see us and come and adopt us or something. We had seen "Thriller" and we thought this guy was major-league creepy.
By the time I was about 7, I knew that people on the television couldn't see us on the other side. But I still believed Jacko was my father until I was at least 10 years old....talk about major nightmares.

Reno
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When I was 10 or so, in the mid-70s, a record company called K-Tel used to put out compilation albums of top-40 hits a couple of times a year. They used to advertise them heavily on TV - they would play little clips of some of the songs and name the singer: "Elton John! Hall & Oates! 10 cc! Helen Reddy!"... They always ended the list by saying "and Many more!"... For the longest time, I thought there was a VERY successful pop singer named "Manny Moore" who somehow ended up with a hit song on EACH K-Tel album released... I finally had to stand corrected when I asked my cousin Lucie if she had any good "Manny Moore" records I could borrow.... Took a while for me to live this down.

Charles
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When I was about 9, I learned that talent scouts were responsible for turning ordinary kids into stars. I thought they were lurking everywhere, so I used to go around all dressed up and singing, thinking that a talent scout could spot me at anytime and put me on the new Mickey Mouse show.

kellenheller
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I thought that singer Ella Fitzgerald was named Elephants Gerald, because that's what it sounded like when she was introduced.

tiny jazz fan
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i used to believe Gunsn Roses' vocals were from an old lady!!!!

Vivika
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I thought that Spandu Ballet were ballet dancers and wore tutus.

Helen
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Growing up, I always thought that John Travolta's real name was Jontra Volta. I wondered where he came from and what kind of parents he must have had since they named him Jontra. I think I was in my teens before I realized he was actually John Travolta.

Jemmie-Bean
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I used to believe that Alice Cooper and Alice from "Alice in Wonderland" were the same person.

Jessica Tinch
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When we were kids my Dad always sang along with all the songs on the radio. We mostly listened to 50s/60s music, and he knew every word & every doo-wop in every song. I was amazed. When I asked him how he knew so many songs, he said it was because he used to sing with the Platters. I was so proud! I told everyone! Noone ever disputed me, so my belief continued for a few years. Then, one day, I saw a commercial on TV for a compilation album & they showed a picture of the Platters. They were all black! (our family is white) I said, "hey, Dad. They're all black." He said, "Oh, I think I was sick the day they took that picture." I said, [gasp] "YOU weren't in the Platters!!" Up until that point, I really believed he was. We still laugh about it!

Christen
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I have only found out last week from my boss in work that spinal tap was never a band it was a spoof film. So it just shows that at 36 years of age we can still be fooled with things " i used to believe " not just children..

Big Stevie UK
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elvis died when i was seven. until i was about 21, i thought he dropped dead on stage from singing a really long song

george
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