Music Stars and Their Un-sexy Real Names

The Futility Closet notes,

  • David Bowie—David Robert Hayward Stenton Jones
  • Eric Clapton—Eric Patrick Clapp
  • Alice Cooper—Vincent Damon Furnier
  • Dido—Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong
  • Bob Dylan—Robert Alan Zimmerman
  • Jewel—Jewel Kilcher
  • Mama Cass—Ellen Naomi Cohen
  • Marilyn Manson—Brian Warner
  • Meat Loaf—Marvin Lee Aday
  • George Michael—Yorgos Panayiotou
  • Nelly—Carnell Haynes, Jr.
  • Lou Reed—Louis Firbank
  • Busta Rhymes—Trevor Tahiem Smith
  • Cliff Richard—Harry Webb
  • Sade—Helen Folasade Adu
  • Seal—Henry Olusegun Olumide Samuel
  • Gene Simmons—Chaim Witz
  • Cat Stevens—Steve Georgiou
  • Sly Stone—Sylvester Stewart
  • Ice T—Tracy Marrow
  • Randy Travis—Randy Bruce Traywick
  • Shania Twain—Eileen Regina Edwards
  • Frankie Valli—Frank Castelluccio
  • Eddie Vedder—Edward Louis Severson

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