Mark Twain and 29 other great pseudonyms

Musician pseudonyms

Stage name Claim to fame Birth name
Elvis Costello Punk rock, New Wave musician Declan Patrick MacManus
Bono Singer of U2 Paul David Hewson
The Edge Guitarist of U2 David Howell Evans
Stevie Wonder Soul and pop musician Stevland Hardaway Judkins (He later changed his name to Stevland Hardaway Morris)
Snoop Dogg Rapper Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
Ringo Starr Drummer for The Beatles Richard Starkey
Ricky Martin Latin music singer Enrique Morales
Elton John Pop rock musician Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Alice Cooper Hard rock musician Vincent Damon Furnier
Sting  Frontman for The Police Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner

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