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When I was about 4 years old I thought it was such an amazing coincidence that all singers could actually sing.
When I was around 4 or 5, I used to believe that the rock band KISS were really monsters and vampires, not understanding all the makeup and costumes. Often I had a nightmare that they were controlling this vacuum cleaner robot that was chasing me.
When I was little, the New Kids on the Block were really big. Anyways, everyday I went to the bottom of my drive way and looked down the street to the next block, because I thought they lived on my block and would just be walking down the street.
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.
As a kid, when a person was described as being prima donna, I assumed they were saying pre-Madonna. I thought how cool she must be that the arrival of Madonna was used to describe people as either cool or lame.
I used to believe my dad was Jimmy Buffet. Mostly because he said so, but also, if you look at the album cover, I forget the name, but the one with the sinking boat called 'Good Luck', Daddy looks just like that picture of Jimmy. He also had me half-convinced that he had to sing the lines of songs before the radio so they'd know what to say next. I though my uncle was Alan Jackson, and still think of him everytime I hear AJ. Again, similar looks. And I forget his name, but the *guy* who sings 'Thank God I'm A Country Boy'? Well, I thought HE was my AUNT.....
I spent the longest time trying to convince a 23-year-old man that David Bowie did not fight at the Alamo.
For some reason, the first time I saw Gwen Stefani (from No Doubt), I thought she was Marilyn Monroe. Well, you gotta admit, they do look pretty similar!
When I first seen that boy band Hanson I thought they were all drag queen that were in bad drag.
I was raised Catholic. While we were driving down the road, the Bob Dylan song came on, with the lyrics, "Everybody must get stoned." The only linguistic reference I had for the word stoned was from the story in the bible where people are chucking rocks at other people. I was totally puzzled as to why everyone would have to be pelted with rocks, but figured that it must be part of growing up.
I used to believe Chad Kroeger from Nickelback was computer generated
I used to think the Beatles were gay because they all lived together in a yellow submarine.
that Elvis lived in Walsall Town Hall. It had pillars at the front, so did Graceland so the confusion is understandable
When I was younger I always imagined Madonna and Micheal Jackson would get married.
I used to think that Michael Jackson lived innthe house at the top of my road, because the house was bigger than ours and my perception of the world didnt extend beyond my area.
Well, I COULDN'T BELIEVE that the Beatles were from another country. It seemed so odd that another country existed. And then I found out that my favorite band did DRUGS! Didn't they have D.A.R.E. But I kept on listening and my world expanded
When I asked my mother how Elvis died, she told me that he ate too much candy.
My mother used to call me a Prima Donna. I always thought it was a compliment, because I wasn't allowed to listen to Madonna because she was trashy. Therefore, a pre-Madonna must mean an older, classier kind of star!
I thought Elvis Prestley's name was "Elbow Prestley" when I was a child.
I was a big fan of Chevy Chase when I was a kid from the National Lampoons movies and so, when I saw Paul Simons video clip for "Call me Al" with Chevy in it I assumed he sang it... I went on believing so until my mid teens