Every generation has the musicians that define it, the ones who become the epitome of talent and cool. A prominent rock star or pop icon can become a focal point in the life of a young fan. Fans collect photos, listen to every song religiously, pick at the lyrics and try to emulate their style and swagger.
You think you’re the ultimate super fan of your favorite pop singer or rock star – be it Elvis Presley, Elton John, Prince or Kurt Cobain? Feel like you knew everything there is to know about them? Read along and see if you know all of these juicy anecdotes!
1. Hearing Aid Store Inspired Nickname For A Singer
U2’s frontman Bono didn’t always go by the now world-famous moniker. Born Paul David Hewson, the Irish rock star came from humble beginnings in Dublin. Young Hewson was actually a member of a street gang, named Lypton Village.
His fellow gang members named him Bono after a hearing aid store in the neighborhood, Bono Vox. The name translates in Latin to “good voice,” a fitting nickname for an aspiring singer. Wonder if they knew that one day this “good voice” would fill arenas around the world!