Friday, March 5, 2010

Stage names versus real names

Many performers use stage names instead of their birth names. The following are a few examples.

Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto)

Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans)

Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley)

Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stephens)

David Bowie (born David Robert Jones)

Charo (María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Moquiere de les Esperades Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Najosa Rasten)

Crystal Gayle (born Brenda Gail Webb)

Jimmy Cliff (born James Chambers)

Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd)

Bono (born Paul David Hewson)

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