Musicians and Their Real Names

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Aaliyah – Aaliyah Dana Haughton
Clay Aiken – Clayton Holmes Grissom
Akon – Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam
Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band) – Gregory Lenoir Allman
Tori Amos – Myra Ellen Amos
apl.de.ap (The Black Eyed Peas) – Allan Pineda Lindo
Fiona Apple – Fiona Apple Maggart
Trey Anastasio (Phish) – Ernest Joseph Anastasio III
Adam Ant – Stuart Leslie Goddard
Little Anthony – Anthony Gourdine
Marc Anthony – Marco Antonio Muniz
Ashanti – Ashanti Shaquoya "Shani Bani" Douglas
Frankie Avalon – Francis Thomas Avallone B
Babyface – Kenny Edmonds
Erykah Badu – Erica Wright
Joan Baez – Joan Chandos Baez
Ginger Baker – Peter Edward Baker
LaVern Baker – Delores Williams
Hank Ballard (Hank Ballard and the Midnighters) – John Henry Kendricks
Afrika Bambaataa – Kevin Donovan
Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd) – Roger Keith Barrett
Len Barry – Leonard Borrisoff
Ol’ Dirty Bastard (rap artist) – Russell Jones
Beck – Bek David Campbell
Jeff Beck – Geoffery Arnold Beck
Captain Beefheart – Don Van Vliet
Harry Belafonte – Harold George Belafonte
Pat Benatar – Patricia Andrejewski
Tony Bennett – Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Brook Benton – Benjamin Franklin Pierre
Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Band) – Forrest Richard Betts
Beyonce – Beyonce Giselle Knowles
Bo Bice – Harold Elwin Bice, III
Bjork – Bjork Gudmundsdottir
Big Boi (Outkast) – Antwan André Patton
Marc Bolan (T-Rex) – Marc Feld
Michael Bolton – Michael Bolotin
Bizzy Bone – Bryon McCane
The Big Bopper – Jiles Perry Richardson
Gary U.S. Bonds – Gary Anderson
Jon Bon Jovi – John Francis Bongiovi Jr.
Bono (U2) – Paul David Hewson
Sonny Bono – Salvatore Philip Bono
Pat Boone – Charles Eugene Boone
Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) – Wesley Scott Borland
David Bowie – David Robert Hayward Stenton Jones
Big Bad Brad (Linkin Park) – Bradford Phillip Delson
Michelle Branch – Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch-Landau
Bobby Brown – Robert Barisford Brown
Chris Brown – Christopher Maurice Brown
Jackson Browne – Clyde Jackson Browne
David Bryan (Bon Jovi) – David Bryan Rashbaum
Buckethead – Brian Carroll
Chris de Burgh – Christopher John de Burgh Davison C
Vitamin C – Colleen Fitzpatrick
J. J. Cale – John W. Cale
Randy California (Spirit) – Randy Craig Wolfe
Freddy Cannon – Frederick Anthony Picariello
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) – Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr
Irene Cara – Irene Escalera
Tony Carey – Anthony Lawrence Carey
Eric Carr (KISS) – Paul Charles Caravello
50 Cent – Curtis Jackson
Gene Chandler – Eugene Dixon
Ray Charles – Ray Charles Robinson
Chubby Checker – Ernest Evans
Cher – Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere
Lou Christie – Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco
Charlotte Church – Charlotte Maria Reed
Eric Clapton – Eric Patrick Clapton
Gene Clark (Byrds) – Harold Eugene Clark
Kelly Clarkson – Kelly Brianne Clarkson
Les Claypool (Primus) – Leslie Edward Claypool
Patsy Cline – Virginia Patterson Hensley
Clown (Slipknot) – Michael Shawn Crahan
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) – Kurt Donald Cobain
Joe Cocker – John Robert Cocker
Nat King Cole – Nathaniel Adams Coles
Judy Collins – Judith Marjorie Collins
Common – Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.
Perry Como – Pierino Ronald Como
Ry Cooder – Ryland Peter Cooder
Sam Cooke – Sam Cook
Coolio – Artis Ivey Jr.
Al Kooper (Blood Sweat & Tears) – Alan Peter Kuperschmidt
Alice Cooper – Vincent Damon Furnier
Dave "Baby" Cortez – David Clowney
Elvis Costello – Declan Patrick McManus
John Cougar – John Mellencamp
Lobo Courtney – Kent Lavoie
Peter Criss (Kiss) – George Peter John Criscuola
David Crosby – David Van Cortland Crosby
Ice Cube – Oshea Jackson D
Willie D (rapper) – William James Dennis
Dick Dale – Richard Monsour
Bobby Dall (Poison) – Robert Harry Kuykendall
Roger Daltrey (The Who) – Roger Harry Daltrey
Jim Dandy (Black Oak Arkansas) – James Mangrum
Bobby Darin – Walden Waldo Robert Cassotto
Dimebag Darrell – Darrell Abbott
Mac Davis – Morris Davis
Taylor Dayne – Leslie Wonderman
Kim Deal (Pixies) – Kimberly Ann Deal
Jimmy Dean – Jimmy Dean
John Decon (Queen) – John Richard Deacon
Joey Dee – Joseph DiNicola
Kiki Dee – Pauline Mathews
Mos Def – Dante Terrell Smith
John Denver – John Henry Deutschendorf
Rick Derringer – Richard Zehringer
Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult) – Donald Roeser
King Diamond (Mercyful Fate) – Kim Bendix Petersen
Neil Diamond – Neil Leslie Diamond
Little Jimmy Dickens – James Cecil Dickens
Bo Diddley – Elias Bates (name upon adoption: Elias McDaniel)
Dido – Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong
Snoop Dogg – Cordazer Calvin Broadus
Thomas Dolby – Thomas Morgan Robertson
Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees) – George Michael Braddock
Fats Domino – Antoine Domino
Donovan – Donovan Phillip Leitch
Dr. Dre – Andre Young
Bob Dylan – Robert Alan Zimmerman E
Easy E – Eric Wright
Sheila E. – Sheila Escovedo
Sheena Easton – Sheena Shirley Orr
The Edge (U2) – David Howell Evans
Missy Elliot – Melissa Elliott
Eminem – Marshal Bruce Mathers III
Enya – Eithne Ni Braona
David Essex – David Albert Cook
Gloria Estefan – Gloria Maria Fajardo
Little Eva – Eva Narcissus Boyd
Don Everly – Isaac Donald Everly F
Fabian – Fabiona Forte Bonaparte
Falco – Johann Hölzel
Tal Farlow – Talmage Holt Farlow
Freddie Fender – Baldemar G. Huerta
Feist – Leslie Feist
Fergie (The Black Eyed Peas) – Stacy Ann Ferguson
Fieldy (Korn) – Reginald Arvizu
Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth) – Daniel Lloyd Davey
Grandmaster Flash (DJ, rapper) – Joseph Saddler
Flavor Flav / Flava Flav (Public Enemy) – William Jonathan Drayton Jr.
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – Michael Peter Balzary
Black Francis (Pixies) – Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV
Connie Francis – Concetta Maria Franconero
Sage Francis / Xaul Zan – Paul Francis
Ace Frehley (KISS) – Paul Daniel Frehley
Nelly Furtado – Nelly Kim Furtado G
Kenny G – Kenneth Gorelick
Crystal Gayle – Brenda Gail Webb
Bobbie Gentry – Roberta Streeter
J. Geils – Jerome Geils
Ginuwine – Elgin Lumpkin
Boy George – George Alan O’Dowd
Gary Glitter – Paul Gadd
Lesley Gore – Lesley Sue Goldstein
Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) – Stone Carpenter Gossard
Dobie Gray – Leonard Victor Ainsworth
Macy Gray – Natalie Renee McIntyre H
MC Hammer – Stanley Kirk Burrel
Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers) – Robert Lee Hatfield
Dale Hawkins – Delmar Allen Hawkins
Head (Korn) – Brian Welch
Jimi Hendrix – (born: Johnny Allen Hendrix) (renamed: James Marshall
Hendrix)
Herb (Peaches & Herb) – Haer Feemster
Faith Hill – Audrey Faith Perry
Billie Holliday – Eleanora Fagan Gough
Buddy Holly – Charles Hardin Holley
Engelbert Humperdinck – Arnold George Dorsey I
Janis Ian – Janis Eddy Fink
Vanilla Ice – Robert Van Winkle
Julio Iglesias – Julio Iglesias de la Cueva
Billy Idol – William Michael Albert Broad
India.Aire – India Aire Simpson
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) – Anthony Frank Iommi J
Wolfman Jack – Robert Weston Smith
Tito Jackson – Toriano Adaryll Jackson
Mick Jagger – Michael Phillip Jagger
Jamelia – Jamelia Niela Davis
Rick James – James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.
Jazz (Dru Hill) – Larry Anthony JR.
D.J. Jazzy Jeff – Jeffrey A. Townes
Joan Jett – Joan Marie Larkin
Jewel – Jewel Kilcher
Billy Joel – William Joseph Martin Joel
JoJo – Joanna Noëlle Levesque
Grace Jones – Grace Mendoza
Tom Jones – Thomas Jones Woodward
Elton John – Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Wynonna Judd – Christina Claire Ciminella
Juvenile – Terius Grey K
K.C. (of The Sunshine Band) – Harry Wayne Casey
Kaskade – Ryan Raddon
R Kelly – Robert Kelly
The Great Kat – Katherine Thomas
Alicia Keys – Alicia Augello Cook
Chaka Khan – Carole Yvette Marie Stevens
Andy Kim – Andrew Youakim
Lil Kim – Kimberly Jones
B.B. King – Riley B. King
Uncle Kracker – Matthew Shafer L
LL Cool J – James Todd Smith
Patti LaBelle – Patricia Louise Holt
k.d. lang – Kathryn Dawn Lang
Mario Lanza – Alfredo Arnold Cocozza
Queen Latifah – Dana Owens
Cyndi Lauper – Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
Avril Lavigne – Avril Ramona Lavigne
Brenda Lee – Brenda Mae Tarpley
Geddy Lee (Rush) – Gary Lee Weinrib
Peggy Lee – Norma Deloris Egstrom
Julian Lennon – John Charles Julian Lennon
Blake Lewis – Blake Colin Lewi
Huey Lewis – Hugh Anthony Cregg
Liberace – Wladziu Lee Valentino
Alex Lifeson (Rush) – Alexander Zivojinovich
Limahl (Kajagoogoo) – Christopher Hamill
Lisa Lisa (Cult Jam) – Lisa Velez
Professor Longhair – Henry Roeland Byrd
Courtney Love (Hole) – Courtney Michelle Harrison
Ludacris – Christopher Brian Bridges
Lulu – Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie
Lydia Lunch – Lydia Koch M
Mama Cass Elliot – Ellen Naomi Cohen
Spanky MacFarlane – Elaine MacFarlane
Lonnie Mack – Lonnie McIntosh
Madonna – Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Taj Mahal – Henry St.Clair Fredricks
Barry Manilow – Barry Alan Pincus
Yngwie Malmsteen – Lars Johann Yngwie Lannerback
Manfred Mann – Manfred Lubowitz
Marilyn Manson – Brian Warner
Little Peggy March – Margaret Battavio
Mick Mars (Motley Crue) – Robert Alan Deal
Dean Martin – Dino Paul Crocetti
Ricky Martin – Enrique Jose Martin Morales
Brian May (Queen) – Brian Harold May
Martina McBride – Martina Mariea Schiff (birth name)
Paul McCartney – James Paul McCartney
Roger McGuinn (Byrds) – James Joseph McGuinn III
Scott McKenzie – Philip Blondheim
Meat Loaf – Marvin Lee Aday
Bill Medley (The Righteous Brothers) – William Thomas Medley
Melanie – Melanie Anne Safka
Freddie Mercury – Farrokh Bulsara
George Micheal – Yorgos Panayiotou
Mitch Miller – Mitchell William
Joni Mitchell – Roberta Joan Anderson
Moby – Richard Melville Hall
Hannah Montana – Destiny Hope "Miley" Cyrus
Van Morrison – George Ivan Morrison
Morrissey – Steven Patrick Morrissey
Munky (Korn) – James Shaffer
Anne Murray – Morna Anne Murray
Mya – Mya Harrison
Mystikal – Micheal Tyler N
Nas / Nasty Nas – Nasir Jones
Rick Nelson – Eric Hilliard Nelson
Nelly – Carnell Haynes, Jr.
Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) – Vince Neil Wharton
Randy Newman – Randall Stuart Newman
Newton – Billy Myers
Juice Newton – Judy Kay Newton
Stevie Nicks – Stephanie Lynn Nicks
Nokio (Dru Hill) – Tamir Ruffin
Nonchalant – Tanya Pointer
Noodles (Offspring) – Kevin Wasserman
Nilsson – Harry Edward Nilsson III
Notorious B.I.G. – Christopher Wallace
Gary Numan – Gary Anthony James Webb
Laura Nyro – Laura Nigro O
Ric Ocasek – Richard Otcasek
Billy Ocean – Leslie Sebastian Charles
Oliver – William Oliver Swofford
Roy Orbison – Roy Kelton Orbison
Tony Orlando – Michael Anthony Orlando Cassivitis
Benjamin Orr – Benjamin Orzechowski
Gilbert O’Sullivan – Raymond Edward O’Sullivan
Johnny Otis – John Veliotes
Ozzy Osbourne – John Michael Osbourne P
Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) – James Patrick Page
Patti Page – Clara Ann Fowler
Robert Palmer – Alan Robert Palmer
Gram Parsons (Byrds,Flying Burrito Brothers) – Cecil Ingram Connor, III
Paul and Paula – Ray Hildebrand and Jill Jackson
Les Paul – Lester Polfus
Johnny Paycheck – Don Lytle
Mike Penda (The Searchers) – Michael Prendergast
CeCe Peniston – Cecelia Peniston
Pepa (Salt-N-Pepa) – Sandra Denton
Pink – Alecia Moore
Iggy Pop – James Jewell Osterberg, Jr.
Cozy Powell – Colin Flooks
Cat Power – Charlyn Marshall
Daniel Powter – Daniel Robert Powter
Maxi Priest – Max Elliot
P. J. Proby – James Marcus Smith
Prince – Prince Rogers Nelson
Puff Daddy / P. Diddy / Diddy – Sean John Combs Q
Stacy Q. – Stacy Swain
Question Mark (?) (? & The Mysterians) – Rudy Martinez R
Dee Dee Ramone (Ramones) – Douglas Colvin
Joey Ramone (Ramones) – Jeffery Hyman
Johnny Ramone (Ramones) – John Cummings
Boots Randolph – Homer Louis Randolph
Chris Rea – Christopher Anton Rea
Jerry Reed – Jerry Hubbard
Lou Reed – Louis Firbank
Paul Revere – Paul Revere
Rihanna – Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) – Nicholas James Bates
Busta Rhymes – Trevor Tahiem Smith
Buddy Rich – Bernard Rich
Little Richard – Richard Wayne Penniman
Cliff Richard – Harry Rodger Webb
Lionel Richie – Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr.
Flo Rida (Rapper) – Tramar Dillard
Johnny Rivers – John Ramistella
Smokey Robinson (The Miracles) – William Robinson
Rockwell – Kennedy Gordy
Henry Rollins – Henry Garfield
Diana Ross (The Supremes) – Diane Ernestine Ross
Axl Rose (Guns & Roses) – (born: William Bruce Rose Jr.) (renamed:
William Bailey)
Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) – John Lydon
Ja Rule – Jeffery Atkins
Leon Russell – Claude Russell Bridges
Bobby Rydell – Louis Ridarelli
Mitch Ryder – William Levise Jr. S
Sade – Helen Folasade Adu
Sam the Sham – Domingo Samudio
Leo Sayer – Gerald Hugh Sayer
Boz Scaggs – William Royce Scaggs
Bon Scott (AC/DC) – Ronald Belford Scott
Seal – Henry Olusegun Olumide Samuel
Selena – Selena Quintanilla- Perez
Shaggy – Orville Richard Burrell
Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir) – Stian Thoresen
Shakira – Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Del Shannon – Charles Weedon Westover
Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden) – Hunter Benedict Shepherd
Gene Simmons (KISS) – Chaim Klein Witz
Sir Mix-a-Lot – Anthony Ray
Sisqo (Dru Hill) – Mark Andrews
Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe) – Franklin Carlton Serafino Feranna
Slash (Guns & Roses) – Saul Hudson
Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) – Grace Barnett Wing
Fatboy Slim – Quentin Cook (aka Norman Cook)
Guitar Slim – Eddie Jones
Patti Smith – Patricia Lee Smith
Phoebe Snow – Phoebe Laub
Soulja Boy – DeAndre Cortez Way
Joe South – Joseph Alfred Souter
Jordin Sparks – Jordin Brianna Sparks
Britney Spears – Britney Jean Spears
Ronnie Spector – Veronica Bennett
Baby Spice (Spice Girls) – Emma Lee Bunton
Ginger Spice (Spice Girls) – Geraldine Estelle Halliwell
Posh Spice (Spice Girls) – Victoria Caroline Adams [Beckham]
Scary Spice (Spice Girls) – Melanie Janine Brown
Sporty Spice (Spice Girls) – Melanie Jayne Chisholm
Dusty Springfield – Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien
Paul Stanley (KISS) – Stanley Harvey Eisen
Edwin Starr – Charles Hatcher
Ringo Starr – Richard Starkey
Cat Stevens – Steven Demetre Georgiou (1979 – Yusuf Islam)
Ray Stevens – Harold Ray Ragsdale
Rod Stewart – Roderick David Stewart
Stephen Stills – Stephen Arthur Stills
Sting – Gordon Matthew Sumner
Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) – John Michael Stipe
Angie Stone (The Sequence) – Angela Laverne Brown
Joss Stone – Joscelyn Eve Stocker
Sly Stone – Sylvester Stewart
Joe Strummer (The Clash) – John Graham Mellor
Levi Stubbs – Levi Stubbles
Donna Summer – LaDonna Adrian Gaines T
T-Pain (aka: Teddy Pain) – Faheem Najm
Booker T – Booker T. Jones
Ice T – Tracy Marrow
Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas) – Jaime Luis Gómez
Taco – Taco Ockerse
Roger Taylor (Queen) – Roger Meddows-Taylor
Tammi Terrell – Thomasina Montgomery
Joe Tex – Joseph Arrington Jr.
B.J. Thomas – Billy Joe Thomas
Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) – Robert Kelly Thomas
Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls) – John Anthony Genzale, Jr
Tiffany – Tiffany Darwish
Tiny Tim – Herbert Buckingham Khaury
Justin Timberlake – Justin Randall Timberlake
Timbaland – Timothy Z. Mosley
Peter Tork (Monkees) – Peter Halston Thorkelson
Peter Tosh – Winston Hubert Macintosh
Pete Townshend (The Who) – Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend
Randy Travis – Randy Bruce Traywick
Tina Turner – Anna Mae Bullock
Shania Twain – Eileen Regina Edwards
Twista / Tung Twista – Carl Terrell Mitchell
Conway Twitty – Harold Lloyd Jenkins
Bonnie Tyler – Gaynor Hopkins
Steven Tyler – Steven Victor Tallarico U
Carrie Underwood – Carrie Marie Underwood
U-Roy – Ewart Beckford
Midge Ure – James Ure
Usher – Usher Raymond V
Steve Vai – Steven Siro Vai
Ritchie Valens – Richard Steven Valenzuela
Frankie Valli – Frank Castelluccio
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) – Edward Louis Severson III
Bobby Vee – Robert Velline
Billy Vera – Billy McCord Jr.
Tom Verlaine (Television) – Thomas Miller
Sid Vicious – John Simon Ritchie
Gene Vincent – Vincent Craddock
Vinnie Vincent (Kiss) – Vincent Cusano
Bobby Vinton – Stanley Robert Vintula, Jr. W
Jerry Jeff Walker – Paul Crosby
Junior Walker – Autry DeWalt Walker Jr.
T-Bone Walker – Aaron Thibeaux Walker
Dionne Warwick – Marie Dionne Warwick
Muddy Waters – McKinley Morganfield
Roger Waters – George Waters
Fee Waybill (Tubes) – John Waldo
Bob Weir (Greatful Dead) – Robert Hall
Junior Wells (blues artist) – Amos Blakemore
Kanye West – Kanye Omari West
Leslie West (Mountain) – Leslie Westein
Jack White (White Stripes) – John Anthony Gillis
Kim Wilde – Kim Smith
Will.i.am (The Black Eyed Peas) – William James Adams Jr.
Hank Williams – Hiram Williams
Paul Williams – Billy Paul
Johnny Winter – John Dawson Winter
Steve Winwood – Stephen Lawrence Winwood
Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers) – Nicholas Allen Jones
Howlin’ Wolf – Chester Arthur Burnett
Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band) – Peter Blankfield
Stevie Wonder – (born: Steveland Hardaway Judkins) (renamed: Steveland
Hardaway Morris)
Hawksley Workman – Ryan Corrigan
Lil Bow Wow – Shad Anthony Moss
Link Wray – Fred Lincoln Wray Jr.
Betty Wright – Bessie Regina Norris
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) – Jeffery Phillip Wiedlandt
Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) – William Perks
Tammy Wynette – Virginia Wynette Pugh X
Xzibit (rapper) – Alvin Nathaniel Joiner IV Y
Weird Al Yankovic – Alfred Matthew Yankovic
Yanni (New-Age musician) – Yiannis Chrysomallis
Yazz – Yasmin Evans
Yellowman – Winston Foster
Jesse Colin Young (Youngbloods) – Perry Miller
Neil Young – Neil Percival Young
Timi Yuro – Rosemarie Timotea Aurro
Yukmouth (Luniz) – Jarold Ellis, Jr. Z
Robin Zander – Robin Wayne Zander
Frank Zappa – Frank Vincent Zappa
Dweezil Zappa – Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa (birth name)
Warren Zevon – Warren William Zevon
Rob Zombie – Robert Cummings
Buckwheat Zydeco – Stanley Dural, Jr.
Zim Zum (Life, Sex & Death, Marilyn Manson) – Timothy Michael Linton

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Aaliyah – Aaliyah Dana Haughton
Clay Aiken – Clayton Holmes Grissom
Akon – Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam
Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band) – Gregory Lenoir Allman
Tori Amos – Myra Ellen Amos
apl.de.ap (The Black Eyed Peas) – Allan Pineda Lindo
Fiona Apple – Fiona Apple Maggart
Trey Anastasio (Phish) – Ernest Joseph Anastasio III
Adam Ant – Stuart Leslie Goddard
Little Anthony – Anthony Gourdine
Marc Anthony – Marco Antonio Muniz
Ashanti – Ashanti Shaquoya "Shani Bani" Douglas
Frankie Avalon – Francis Thomas Avallone B
Babyface – Kenny Edmonds
Erykah Badu – Erica Wright
Joan Baez – Joan Chandos Baez
Ginger Baker – Peter Edward Baker
LaVern Baker – Delores Williams
Hank Ballard (Hank Ballard and the Midnighters) – John Henry Kendricks
Afrika Bambaataa – Kevin Donovan
Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd) – Roger Keith Barrett
Len Barry – Leonard Borrisoff
Ol’ Dirty Bastard (rap artist) – Russell Jones
Beck – Bek David Campbell
Jeff Beck – Geoffery Arnold Beck
Captain Beefheart – Don Van Vliet
Harry Belafonte – Harold George Belafonte
Pat Benatar – Patricia Andrejewski
Tony Bennett – Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Brook Benton – Benjamin Franklin Pierre
Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers Band) – Forrest Richard Betts
Beyonce – Beyonce Giselle Knowles
Bo Bice – Harold Elwin Bice, III
Bjork – Bjork Gudmundsdottir
Big Boi (Outkast) – Antwan André Patton
Marc Bolan (T-Rex) – Marc Feld
Michael Bolton – Michael Bolotin
Bizzy Bone – Bryon McCane
The Big Bopper – Jiles Perry Richardson
Gary U.S. Bonds – Gary Anderson
Jon Bon Jovi – John Francis Bongiovi Jr.
Bono (U2) – Paul David Hewson
Sonny Bono – Salvatore Philip Bono
Pat Boone – Charles Eugene Boone
Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) – Wesley Scott Borland
David Bowie – David Robert Hayward Stenton Jones
Big Bad Brad (Linkin Park) – Bradford Phillip Delson
Michelle Branch – Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch-Landau
Bobby Brown – Robert Barisford Brown
Chris Brown – Christopher Maurice Brown
Jackson Browne – Clyde Jackson Browne
David Bryan (Bon Jovi) – David Bryan Rashbaum
Buckethead – Brian Carroll
Chris de Burgh – Christopher John de Burgh Davison C
Vitamin C – Colleen Fitzpatrick
J. J. Cale – John W. Cale
Randy California (Spirit) – Randy Craig Wolfe
Freddy Cannon – Frederick Anthony Picariello
Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) – Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr
Irene Cara – Irene Escalera
Tony Carey – Anthony Lawrence Carey
Eric Carr (KISS) – Paul Charles Caravello
50 Cent – Curtis Jackson
Gene Chandler – Eugene Dixon
Ray Charles – Ray Charles Robinson
Chubby Checker – Ernest Evans
Cher – Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere
Lou Christie – Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco
Charlotte Church – Charlotte Maria Reed
Eric Clapton – Eric Patrick Clapton
Gene Clark (Byrds) – Harold Eugene Clark
Kelly Clarkson – Kelly Brianne Clarkson
Les Claypool (Primus) – Leslie Edward Claypool
Patsy Cline – Virginia Patterson Hensley
Clown (Slipknot) – Michael Shawn Crahan
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) – Kurt Donald Cobain
Joe Cocker – John Robert Cocker
Nat King Cole – Nathaniel Adams Coles
Judy Collins – Judith Marjorie Collins
Common – Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.
Perry Como – Pierino Ronald Como
Ry Cooder – Ryland Peter Cooder
Sam Cooke – Sam Cook
Coolio – Artis Ivey Jr.
Al Kooper (Blood Sweat & Tears) – Alan Peter Kuperschmidt
Alice Cooper – Vincent Damon Furnier
Dave "Baby" Cortez – David Clowney
Elvis Costello – Declan Patrick McManus
John Cougar – John Mellencamp
Lobo Courtney – Kent Lavoie
Peter Criss (Kiss) – George Peter John Criscuola
David Crosby – David Van Cortland Crosby
Ice Cube – Oshea Jackson D
Willie D (rapper) – William James Dennis
Dick Dale – Richard Monsour
Bobby Dall (Poison) – Robert Harry Kuykendall
Roger Daltrey (The Who) – Roger Harry Daltrey
Jim Dandy (Black Oak Arkansas) – James Mangrum
Bobby Darin – Walden Waldo Robert Cassotto
Dimebag Darrell – Darrell Abbott
Mac Davis – Morris Davis
Taylor Dayne – Leslie Wonderman
Kim Deal (Pixies) – Kimberly Ann Deal
Jimmy Dean – Jimmy Dean
John Decon (Queen) – John Richard Deacon
Joey Dee – Joseph DiNicola
Kiki Dee – Pauline Mathews
Mos Def – Dante Terrell Smith
John Denver – John Henry Deutschendorf
Rick Derringer – Richard Zehringer
Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult) – Donald Roeser
King Diamond (Mercyful Fate) – Kim Bendix Petersen
Neil Diamond – Neil Leslie Diamond
Little Jimmy Dickens – James Cecil Dickens
Bo Diddley – Elias Bates (name upon adoption: Elias McDaniel)
Dido – Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong
Snoop Dogg – Cordazer Calvin Broadus
Thomas Dolby – Thomas Morgan Robertson
Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees) – George Michael Braddock
Fats Domino – Antoine Domino
Donovan – Donovan Phillip Leitch
Dr. Dre – Andre Young
Bob Dylan – Robert Alan Zimmerman E
Easy E – Eric Wright
Sheila E. – Sheila Escovedo
Sheena Easton – Sheena Shirley Orr
The Edge (U2) – David Howell Evans
Missy Elliot – Melissa Elliott
Eminem – Marshal Bruce Mathers III
Enya – Eithne Ni Braona
David Essex – David Albert Cook
Gloria Estefan – Gloria Maria Fajardo
Little Eva – Eva Narcissus Boyd
Don Everly – Isaac Donald Everly F
Fabian – Fabiona Forte Bonaparte
Falco – Johann Hölzel
Tal Farlow – Talmage Holt Farlow
Freddie Fender – Baldemar G. Huerta
Feist – Leslie Feist
Fergie (The Black Eyed Peas) – Stacy Ann Ferguson
Fieldy (Korn) – Reginald Arvizu
Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth) – Daniel Lloyd Davey
Grandmaster Flash (DJ, rapper) – Joseph Saddler
Flavor Flav / Flava Flav (Public Enemy) – William Jonathan Drayton Jr.
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) – Michael Peter Balzary
Black Francis (Pixies) – Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV
Connie Francis – Concetta Maria Franconero
Sage Francis / Xaul Zan – Paul Francis
Ace Frehley (KISS) – Paul Daniel Frehley
Nelly Furtado – Nelly Kim Furtado G
Kenny G – Kenneth Gorelick
Crystal Gayle – Brenda Gail Webb
Bobbie Gentry – Roberta Streeter
J. Geils – Jerome Geils
Ginuwine – Elgin Lumpkin
Boy George – George Alan O’Dowd
Gary Glitter – Paul Gadd
Lesley Gore – Lesley Sue Goldstein
Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) – Stone Carpenter Gossard
Dobie Gray – Leonard Victor Ainsworth
Macy Gray – Natalie Renee McIntyre H
MC Hammer – Stanley Kirk Burrel
Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers) – Robert Lee Hatfield
Dale Hawkins – Delmar Allen Hawkins
Head (Korn) – Brian Welch
Jimi Hendrix – (born: Johnny Allen Hendrix) (renamed: James Marshall
Hendrix)
Herb (Peaches & Herb) – Haer Feemster
Faith Hill – Audrey Faith Perry
Billie Holliday – Eleanora Fagan Gough
Buddy Holly – Charles Hardin Holley
Engelbert Humperdinck – Arnold George Dorsey I
Janis Ian – Janis Eddy Fink
Vanilla Ice – Robert Van Winkle
Julio Iglesias – Julio Iglesias de la Cueva
Billy Idol – William Michael Albert Broad
India.Aire – India Aire Simpson
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) – Anthony Frank Iommi J
Wolfman Jack – Robert Weston Smith
Tito Jackson – Toriano Adaryll Jackson
Mick Jagger – Michael Phillip Jagger
Jamelia – Jamelia Niela Davis
Rick James – James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.
Jazz (Dru Hill) – Larry Anthony JR.
D.J. Jazzy Jeff – Jeffrey A. Townes
Joan Jett – Joan Marie Larkin
Jewel – Jewel Kilcher
Billy Joel – William Joseph Martin Joel
JoJo – Joanna Noëlle Levesque
Grace Jones – Grace Mendoza
Tom Jones – Thomas Jones Woodward
Elton John – Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Wynonna Judd – Christina Claire Ciminella
Juvenile – Terius Grey K
K.C. (of The Sunshine Band) – Harry Wayne Casey
Kaskade – Ryan Raddon
R Kelly – Robert Kelly
The Great Kat – Katherine Thomas
Alicia Keys – Alicia Augello Cook
Chaka Khan – Carole Yvette Marie Stevens
Andy Kim – Andrew Youakim
Lil Kim – Kimberly Jones
B.B. King – Riley B. King
Uncle Kracker – Matthew Shafer L
LL Cool J – James Todd Smith
Patti LaBelle – Patricia Louise Holt
k.d. lang – Kathryn Dawn Lang
Mario Lanza – Alfredo Arnold Cocozza
Queen Latifah – Dana Owens
Cyndi Lauper – Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper
Avril Lavigne – Avril Ramona Lavigne
Brenda Lee – Brenda Mae Tarpley
Geddy Lee (Rush) – Gary Lee Weinrib
Peggy Lee – Norma Deloris Egstrom
Julian Lennon – John Charles Julian Lennon
Blake Lewis – Blake Colin Lewi
Huey Lewis – Hugh Anthony Cregg
Liberace – Wladziu Lee Valentino
Alex Lifeson (Rush) – Alexander Zivojinovich
Limahl (Kajagoogoo) – Christopher Hamill
Lisa Lisa (Cult Jam) – Lisa Velez
Professor Longhair – Henry Roeland Byrd
Courtney Love (Hole) – Courtney Michelle Harrison
Ludacris – Christopher Brian Bridges
Lulu – Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie
Lydia Lunch – Lydia Koch M
Mama Cass Elliot – Ellen Naomi Cohen
Spanky MacFarlane – Elaine MacFarlane
Lonnie Mack – Lonnie McIntosh
Madonna – Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone
Taj Mahal – Henry St.Clair Fredricks
Barry Manilow – Barry Alan Pincus
Yngwie Malmsteen – Lars Johann Yngwie Lannerback
Manfred Mann – Manfred Lubowitz
Marilyn Manson – Brian Warner
Little Peggy March – Margaret Battavio
Mick Mars (Motley Crue) – Robert Alan Deal
Dean Martin – Dino Paul Crocetti
Ricky Martin – Enrique Jose Martin Morales
Brian May (Queen) – Brian Harold May
Martina McBride – Martina Mariea Schiff (birth name)
Paul McCartney – James Paul McCartney
Roger McGuinn (Byrds) – James Joseph McGuinn III
Scott McKenzie – Philip Blondheim
Meat Loaf – Marvin Lee Aday
Bill Medley (The Righteous Brothers) – William Thomas Medley
Melanie – Melanie Anne Safka
Freddie Mercury – Farrokh Bulsara
George Micheal – Yorgos Panayiotou
Mitch Miller – Mitchell William
Joni Mitchell – Roberta Joan Anderson
Moby – Richard Melville Hall
Hannah Montana – Destiny Hope "Miley" Cyrus
Van Morrison – George Ivan Morrison
Morrissey – Steven Patrick Morrissey
Munky (Korn) – James Shaffer
Anne Murray – Morna Anne Murray
Mya – Mya Harrison
Mystikal – Micheal Tyler N
Nas / Nasty Nas – Nasir Jones
Rick Nelson – Eric Hilliard Nelson
Nelly – Carnell Haynes, Jr.
Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) – Vince Neil Wharton
Randy Newman – Randall Stuart Newman
Newton – Billy Myers
Juice Newton – Judy Kay Newton
Stevie Nicks – Stephanie Lynn Nicks
Nokio (Dru Hill) – Tamir Ruffin
Nonchalant – Tanya Pointer
Noodles (Offspring) – Kevin Wasserman
Nilsson – Harry Edward Nilsson III
Notorious B.I.G. – Christopher Wallace
Gary Numan – Gary Anthony James Webb
Laura Nyro – Laura Nigro O
Ric Ocasek – Richard Otcasek
Billy Ocean – Leslie Sebastian Charles
Oliver – William Oliver Swofford
Roy Orbison – Roy Kelton Orbison
Tony Orlando – Michael Anthony Orlando Cassivitis
Benjamin Orr – Benjamin Orzechowski
Gilbert O’Sullivan – Raymond Edward O’Sullivan
Johnny Otis – John Veliotes
Ozzy Osbourne – John Michael Osbourne P
Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) – James Patrick Page
Patti Page – Clara Ann Fowler
Robert Palmer – Alan Robert Palmer
Gram Parsons (Byrds,Flying Burrito Brothers) – Cecil Ingram Connor, III
Paul and Paula – Ray Hildebrand and Jill Jackson
Les Paul – Lester Polfus
Johnny Paycheck – Don Lytle
Mike Penda (The Searchers) – Michael Prendergast
CeCe Peniston – Cecelia Peniston
Pepa (Salt-N-Pepa) – Sandra Denton
Pink – Alecia Moore
Iggy Pop – James Jewell Osterberg, Jr.
Cozy Powell – Colin Flooks
Cat Power – Charlyn Marshall
Daniel Powter – Daniel Robert Powter
Maxi Priest – Max Elliot
P. J. Proby – James Marcus Smith
Prince – Prince Rogers Nelson
Puff Daddy / P. Diddy / Diddy – Sean John Combs Q
Stacy Q. – Stacy Swain
Question Mark (?) (? & The Mysterians) – Rudy Martinez R
Dee Dee Ramone (Ramones) – Douglas Colvin
Joey Ramone (Ramones) – Jeffery Hyman
Johnny Ramone (Ramones) – John Cummings
Boots Randolph – Homer Louis Randolph
Chris Rea – Christopher Anton Rea
Jerry Reed – Jerry Hubbard
Lou Reed – Louis Firbank
Paul Revere – Paul Revere
Rihanna – Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) – Nicholas James Bates
Busta Rhymes – Trevor Tahiem Smith
Buddy Rich – Bernard Rich
Little Richard – Richard Wayne Penniman
Cliff Richard – Harry Rodger Webb
Lionel Richie – Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr.
Flo Rida (Rapper) – Tramar Dillard
Johnny Rivers – John Ramistella
Smokey Robinson (The Miracles) – William Robinson
Rockwell – Kennedy Gordy
Henry Rollins – Henry Garfield
Diana Ross (The Supremes) – Diane Ernestine Ross
Axl Rose (Guns & Roses) – (born: William Bruce Rose Jr.) (renamed:
William Bailey)
Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) – John Lydon
Ja Rule – Jeffery Atkins
Leon Russell – Claude Russell Bridges
Bobby Rydell – Louis Ridarelli
Mitch Ryder – William Levise Jr. S
Sade – Helen Folasade Adu
Sam the Sham – Domingo Samudio
Leo Sayer – Gerald Hugh Sayer
Boz Scaggs – William Royce Scaggs
Bon Scott (AC/DC) – Ronald Belford Scott
Seal – Henry Olusegun Olumide Samuel
Selena – Selena Quintanilla- Perez
Shaggy – Orville Richard Burrell
Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir) – Stian Thoresen
Shakira – Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Del Shannon – Charles Weedon Westover
Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden) – Hunter Benedict Shepherd
Gene Simmons (KISS) – Chaim Klein Witz
Sir Mix-a-Lot – Anthony Ray
Sisqo (Dru Hill) – Mark Andrews
Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe) – Franklin Carlton Serafino Feranna
Slash (Guns & Roses) – Saul Hudson
Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) – Grace Barnett Wing
Fatboy Slim – Quentin Cook (aka Norman Cook)
Guitar Slim – Eddie Jones
Patti Smith – Patricia Lee Smith
Phoebe Snow – Phoebe Laub
Soulja Boy – DeAndre Cortez Way
Joe South – Joseph Alfred Souter
Jordin Sparks – Jordin Brianna Sparks
Britney Spears – Britney Jean Spears
Ronnie Spector – Veronica Bennett
Baby Spice (Spice Girls) – Emma Lee Bunton
Ginger Spice (Spice Girls) – Geraldine Estelle Halliwell
Posh Spice (Spice Girls) – Victoria Caroline Adams [Beckham]
Scary Spice (Spice Girls) – Melanie Janine Brown
Sporty Spice (Spice Girls) – Melanie Jayne Chisholm
Dusty Springfield – Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien
Paul Stanley (KISS) – Stanley Harvey Eisen
Edwin Starr – Charles Hatcher
Ringo Starr – Richard Starkey
Cat Stevens – Steven Demetre Georgiou (1979 – Yusuf Islam)
Ray Stevens – Harold Ray Ragsdale
Rod Stewart – Roderick David Stewart
Stephen Stills – Stephen Arthur Stills
Sting – Gordon Matthew Sumner
Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) – John Michael Stipe
Angie Stone (The Sequence) – Angela Laverne Brown
Joss Stone – Joscelyn Eve Stocker
Sly Stone – Sylvester Stewart
Joe Strummer (The Clash) – John Graham Mellor
Levi Stubbs – Levi Stubbles
Donna Summer – LaDonna Adrian Gaines T
T-Pain (aka: Teddy Pain) – Faheem Najm
Booker T – Booker T. Jones
Ice T – Tracy Marrow
Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas) – Jaime Luis Gómez
Taco – Taco Ockerse
Roger Taylor (Queen) – Roger Meddows-Taylor
Tammi Terrell – Thomasina Montgomery
Joe Tex – Joseph Arrington Jr.
B.J. Thomas – Billy Joe Thomas
Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) – Robert Kelly Thomas
Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls) – John Anthony Genzale, Jr
Tiffany – Tiffany Darwish
Tiny Tim – Herbert Buckingham Khaury
Justin Timberlake – Justin Randall Timberlake
Timbaland – Timothy Z. Mosley
Peter Tork (Monkees) – Peter Halston Thorkelson
Peter Tosh – Winston Hubert Macintosh
Pete Townshend (The Who) – Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend
Randy Travis – Randy Bruce Traywick
Tina Turner – Anna Mae Bullock
Shania Twain – Eileen Regina Edwards
Twista / Tung Twista – Carl Terrell Mitchell
Conway Twitty – Harold Lloyd Jenkins
Bonnie Tyler – Gaynor Hopkins
Steven Tyler – Steven Victor Tallarico U
Carrie Underwood – Carrie Marie Underwood
U-Roy – Ewart Beckford
Midge Ure – James Ure
Usher – Usher Raymond V
Steve Vai – Steven Siro Vai
Ritchie Valens – Richard Steven Valenzuela
Frankie Valli – Frank Castelluccio
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) – Edward Louis Severson III
Bobby Vee – Robert Velline
Billy Vera – Billy McCord Jr.
Tom Verlaine (Television) – Thomas Miller
Sid Vicious – John Simon Ritchie
Gene Vincent – Vincent Craddock
Vinnie Vincent (Kiss) – Vincent Cusano
Bobby Vinton – Stanley Robert Vintula, Jr. W
Jerry Jeff Walker – Paul Crosby
Junior Walker – Autry DeWalt Walker Jr.
T-Bone Walker – Aaron Thibeaux Walker
Dionne Warwick – Marie Dionne Warwick
Muddy Waters – McKinley Morganfield
Roger Waters – George Waters
Fee Waybill (Tubes) – John Waldo
Bob Weir (Greatful Dead) – Robert Hall
Junior Wells (blues artist) – Amos Blakemore
Kanye West – Kanye Omari West
Leslie West (Mountain) – Leslie Westein
Jack White (White Stripes) – John Anthony Gillis
Kim Wilde – Kim Smith
Will.i.am (The Black Eyed Peas) – William James Adams Jr.
Hank Williams – Hiram Williams
Paul Williams – Billy Paul
Johnny Winter – John Dawson Winter
Steve Winwood – Stephen Lawrence Winwood
Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers) – Nicholas Allen Jones
Howlin’ Wolf – Chester Arthur Burnett
Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band) – Peter Blankfield
Stevie Wonder – (born: Steveland Hardaway Judkins) (renamed: Steveland
Hardaway Morris)
Hawksley Workman – Ryan Corrigan
Lil Bow Wow – Shad Anthony Moss
Link Wray – Fred Lincoln Wray Jr.
Betty Wright – Bessie Regina Norris
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) – Jeffery Phillip Wiedlandt
Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) – William Perks
Tammy Wynette – Virginia Wynette Pugh X
Xzibit (rapper) – Alvin Nathaniel Joiner IV Y
Weird Al Yankovic – Alfred Matthew Yankovic
Yanni (New-Age musician) – Yiannis Chrysomallis
Yazz – Yasmin Evans
Yellowman – Winston Foster
Jesse Colin Young (Youngbloods) – Perry Miller
Neil Young – Neil Percival Young
Timi Yuro – Rosemarie Timotea Aurro
Yukmouth (Luniz) – Jarold Ellis, Jr. Z
Robin Zander – Robin Wayne Zander
Frank Zappa – Frank Vincent Zappa
Dweezil Zappa – Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa (birth name)
Warren Zevon – Warren William Zevon
Rob Zombie – Robert Cummings
Buckwheat Zydeco – Stanley Dural, Jr.
Zim Zum (Life, Sex & Death, Marilyn Manson) – Timothy Michael Linton

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