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This is a list of names of famous people, who have changed their real name. I'm only looking for music performers, not actors or other famous people. Below are the most recent entries.

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Entries Beginning with G

Pseudonym
 
Original Name
 
Description
 
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G-Whiz Glen Parrish Info from rapdict.org Bobo
G. Love Garrett Dutton Founder of G. Love and Special Sauce. alt rock
G.G. Allin Jesus Christ Allin We, his parents did name their psycho son after Our Saviour, proving the apple didn't (or did) fall far off the tree. Rock Maninoff
G.G. Allin Kevin Allin Infamous punk rocker who ODed in 1993. filth pig
Gab Gabriel Greetings! Filipino male pianist/ singer (Gabriel) and one female vocalist (Imee) are seeking full time work in Bangkok, Thailand. They have had years of experience in loads of music styles in four to five stars hotels in Asia. Plays and sings variety of music from jazz, R&B, pop, blues, fusion, country, folk, and many more. Can sing English, Thai, Japanese, Spanish, French and Filipino songs. Their repertoire has over 2000 songs. Imee's outgoing personality is an added plus as she gets to know all your customers and plays their favorite songs each time they come in. Gabriel's warm keyboard styling is perfect for different venues. Free for audition with complete resume, demo tapes and photos available upon request. Great looking talents. Excellent performers! Please contact: gabriel_escoton@yahoo.com.au We are looking forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Gabriel and Imee  Gabriel Escoton
Gabrielle Louise Gabrielle Bobb   singer
Gackt Camui Okabe Satoru  hori
Gala Gala Rizzatto She was born Gala Rizatto and goes by only her first name as a singer. Zodma Kitten
Galaxy George Llado Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Galaxy George Llado Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Galaxy George Llado Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Galaxy George Llado Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Gale Storm Josephine Cottle Actress/singer of 40s and 50s fame who scored six top ten hits during the rock era, her biggest being "I Hear You Knocking". Starred in own 50s TV sitcoms "My Little Margie" and "The Gale Storm Show". Evan L. Heller
Gale Storm Josephine Owaissa Cottle   band
The Game Jayceon Taylor His Grandmother gave him this name 'cuz he was ready/'game" for anything. Nikki from 212
Garnet Mimms Garrett Mimms He had nine hits, 1963-66. His biggest was the #4 hit "Cry Baby". Candy Welty
Garry Miles James E. Cason Told everyone to "Look For A Star". rocker
Garth Brooks Troyal Garth Brooks  hayseed
Garth Brooks Troyal Garth Brooks His real full name is Troyal Garth Brooks but he goes by his middle name Garth. Celeste
Garth Brooks Troyal Garth Brooks Named after his father. Sarah Jo
Garth Hudson Eric Hudson Organist for The Band. lala
Gary Allan Gary Herzberg   Countryboy
Gary Glitter Paul Gadd  Bobo
Gary Lewis Gary Levitch Son of comedian Jerry Lewis, whose real name is Joseph Levitch Peg
Gary Lewis Gary Levital Lead singer of Gary Lewis and the Playboys, which had a hit with "This Diamond Ring". olds
Gary Mule Deer Gary Muledeer A country-rockabilly singer who tells jokes...or is he a deadpan, family-friendly comedian who plays guitar? The name's real- part-Sioux, from South Dakota- and he's been an opening act for everyone from Johnny Mathis to Johnny Cash. Probably playing right now at a showroom or celebrity golf tournament near you. jonaco
Gary Numan Gary Anthony James Webb  inthe80s.com
Gary O' Gary O'Connor He had a hit cover of "Pay You Back With Interest" in 1981. Candy Welty
Gary U.S. Bonds Gary Anderson  oldrock
Gatemouth Brown Clarence Brown  blues
Geddy Lee Gary Lee Weinrib Lead singer, bassist, and keyboardist for Rush. Ray Jewhurst
Geddy Lee Gary Lee Weinrib Bassist/vocalist for Canadian rock group Rush, Geddy Lee's real name is Gary. His mother pronounced "Gary" with such a heavy Yiddish accent that it came out sounding like "Geddy." The name stuck. Wildcatt
Geddy Lee Gary Lee Weinrib Singer/bassist/keyboardist for the Canadian rock band Rush. His alias comes from his grandmother saying his name with a heavy Yiddish accent. Oswald Niplock
Geezer Terry Butler Bassist for Black Sabbath. oldsound
Geezer Butler Terence Butler  alisha
Gem Archer Colin Murray Archer oasis guitarist Blain
Gene & Debbe Gene Thomas/Debbe Neville Their hit was "Playboy". duo
Gene Autry Orvin Gene Autry One of the famous "singing cowboys". Cowboy
Gene Chandler Eugene Dixon  Bobo
Gene Kelly Eugene Curran Kelly  irish
Gene McDaniels Eugene Booker McDaniels  oldie
Gene Simmons Chaim Witz  Jess
Gene Simmons Chaim Witz Yeah, I'd change it too or it'd sound like you belong in a real traveling freakshow (with that tongue!). Connie
Gene Simmons Gene Klien  Corey
Gene Simmons Chiam Klien   Pasquale Fontana
Gene Simmons Chain Witz  Brandy Rose
Gene Simmons Kiam Vitz His name was changed to Klein when his mother remarried from vitz. Not sure if the spelling is correct though. The name Gene is as far you can get from his true Hebrew name. His first name was changed at a time I'm not sure of. staceyleemunday@yahoo.com
Gene Simmons Chaim Witz  KEITH
Gene Vincent Eugene Craddock Vincent 1950's Rockabilly star whose white Stratacaster stunned the world along with Eddie Cochran and his Gretch. sherlock van boom
Gene Watson Gary Gene Watson  Countryboy
Gene Ween Aaron Freeman The duo wanted to share the same surname "Ween", they also came up with new first names to go along with it. JRSheen
General Johnson General Norman Johnson Prolific soul singer/songwriter. Had hits with the Showmen ("It Will Stand") and the Chairmen of the Board ("Give Me Just A Little More Time"). Also co-wrote these pop-soul classics: "Patches" (Clarence Carter), "Band Of Gold", "Want Ads". Still a much-loved R&B legend in the Carolinas and his native Hampton Roads- and, yes, "General" is his given name! jonaco
General Johnson Marc Jonson  Bobo
Genesis P-Orridge Neil Megson  Bobo
Genius Gary Grice  Bobo
Genya Ravan Goldie Zelkowitz She had the hit "Back In My Arms Again" as a solo singer in 1978, and the hit "Morning Much Better" with her band Ten Wheel Drive in 1970. Candy Welty
Geordie K. Walker Guitarist for Killing Joke. newsound
Georg Solti Gyorgy Stern   conductor
George Baker Johannes Bouwens From the hit "Little green bag". Jesse
George Burns Nathan Birnbaum Had a hit in his 80s with "I Wish I Was Eighteen Again". Countryboy
George Gershwin Jacob Gershowitz Also known as George Gershvin or Jacob Gershovitz. classic
George Michael Georgious Panayatiou  inthe80s.com
George O'Hara-Smith Singers George Harrison "Introduced" on Harrison's ALL THINGS MUST PASS solo album, the background singers heard on "My Sweet Lord" are actually Harrison...overdubbed time and again by producer Phil Spector. Ray Lemire
George Young George Opilasky  Bobo
Georgia Gibbs Fredda Gibbons 50s country singer who had a number one hit with "Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower)", and a number two with "Tweedle Dee". Sang on numerous radio shows. Evan L. Heller
Georgie Fame Clive Powell He had four hits, 1965-68, including the #7 hit "The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde" in 1968. Candy Welty
Gerard Way Gerard Arthur Way Lead singer in My Chemical Romance. Linda
Gerard Way Geraldine Wayamine This is so true... Gerard is the lead singer in My Chemical Romance, but never told anyone his true name. I can see why. princess_of_evil
Gerard Way Gerard Arthur Way It's not 'Geraldine'. What kind of nonsense is that? littleriot
Gerardo Gerardo Mejia, III Latin rapper best known for "Rico Suave". ole
Geri Halliwell Geraldine Estelle Halliwell  NuGGaH
Gerry Gerry Marsden Frontman of Gerry and The Pacemakers. brit
Gerry Gerry Madsen  Tbrgen
Gertrude Lawrence Gertrud Alexandra Dagmar Lawrence Klasen British singer,dancer,actress and comedienne. brit
Ghostface Killah Dennis Coles  Bobo
Gian Pyres Gian Piras Guitarist for Cradle Of Filth from 1993 to 2000. Phil Yacoe
Gibby Haynes Gibson Haynes Leader of Butthole Surfers. newsound
Gidget Gein Brad Stewart Gidget Gein was the first (official) bass player from Marilyn Manson. Now he is in a band called The Dali Gaggers. Gidget Gein is also active as an artist in Gollywood. Sigck doll Sil
Gilbert & Sullivan William S. Gilbert/Arthur Sullivan These two collaborated on several operatic musicals. songwriters
Gilbert O'Sullivan Raymond Sullivan Irish singer of hits like "Alone Again (Naturally)" and "Claire". oldie
Gillette Sandra Gillette "Short D*** Man", which was re-titled "Short, Sort Man" for radio. One-Hit
The Gimpmaster Paul Taylor nothin except this site sucks. paul taylor
Ginger Baker Peter Baker Ex-drummer for Cream. oldrock
Ginger Fish Kenneth Robert Wilson This was what Wikipedia said was his middle name. Rocky
Ginger Fish Kenneth Frank Wilson mansons gorgeous drummer kimberley lowery
Ginger Fish Kenny/Franklin Wilson Marilyn Manson's drummer. First name is after Ginger Rogers, actress, last name is after cannabail killer Albert Fish. InvaderHankie
Ginger Fish Kenny Wilson Drummer for Marilyn Manson, Ginger was derived from the actress/singer Ginger Rogers, and Fish came from child killer/eater Albert Fish. Tam
Ginger Rogers Virginia Katherine McMath  sing
Ginger Spice/Sexy Spice Geraldine Halliwell Former Spice Girl, now a solo artist under "Geri Halliwell". united
Gino & Gina Gino Aristedes/Irene Giosasi  duo
Ginuwine Elgin Lumpkin  Moniqueka
Ginuwine Elgin Lumpkin Probably a good business decision to use a stage name. Martin
Gisele MacKenzie Gisele LaFleche From the old "Your Hit Parade" music series. oldsongs
Glen Burtnik Glenn Burtnick Yeah, yeah...he only dropped two lettters XD But he was originally born Glenn Burtnik....just thought it interesting that out of all things to change it to, he only dropped two letters. ;D Jonathan C
Glen Danzig Glen Anzalone  Vanya
Glenn Danzig Glenn Allen Anzalone I'm not sure why he changed it, but he did. rhiannon s
Glenn Miller Alton Glenn Miller  band
Glenn Underground Glenn Crocker  Bobo
Gloria Estefan Gloria Maria Milagrosa Fajardo  chico
Gloria Gaynor Gloria Fowles A disco "survivor". disco
Gloria Jane Gloria Jane Mattox-Farrar Country Singer/Songwriter/ASCAP Member Littlebit
Gloria Loring Gloria Jean Goff Singer that was on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives". oldie
Go Mack Arthur Goodman  Bobo
Godly & Creme Kevin Godly & Lol Creme Successful songwriting team who tried the other side of the mic with "Cry". duo
Gogi Grant Audrey Brown Her hit was "Wayward". singer
Goldie Clifford Price  Bobo
Gordon Webb Paul McCartney In 1966 McCartney wrote a song called 'Woman' for Peter and Gordon to see if it was his songs or his name that made hits. It was a good song but not outstanding and it proved a point by barely hitting the UK Top 40 David Harrison-Jeil
Gordon Webb Paul McCartney It was a pseudonym by Paul McCartney in early 1966 when he wrote a song in the Beatles heyday, for Peter and Gordon called 'Woman' and he used the name Gordon Webb to see if his name automatically made a massive hit record.  david harrison jeil
GoRemy Rem Munasifi  Rachel
Gotye Wouter de Backer His stage name is derived from "Gauthier", which is the French equivalent of "Wouter". The English equivalent is "Walter". Brian Kelly
Govi Santoo Govi This California-based guitarist was actually born in Germany. His inspiration and style are similar to that of another German immigrant, Deuter, who co-produced and performed on Govi's debut album Sky High.  Bobo
Grace Jones Grace Mendoza  soul ii soul
Grace Slick Grace Wing Slick was Grace's married name from her first marriage to guitarist Darby Slick; they were in the band Great Society together before she joined Jefferson Airplane. Paul Payton
Grace Slick Grace Barnett Wing Slick was her married name, from when she married Jerry Slick. pickle*
Grace Slick Grace Barnett Wing  Bobo
Grace Slick Grace Wing Wonder why she changed it? "Wing" is a pretty cool name. Also, her daughter with Paul Kantner, and 80s VJ for MTV, was originally named "God "Kantner, before she Grace changed it to China. J .Cesar
Gracie Fields Grace Stansfield  older
Graham Lewis Edvard Graham Lewis Bassist for Wire j sandow
Gram Parsons  Cecil Ingram Connor Pioneer of the country/rock genre. Big Al
Grand Puba Maxwell Dixon  Bobo
Grandmaster Caz Curtis Fisher Of Cold Crush Brothers. Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Grandmaster D.ST Derek Howells Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Grandmaster Dee Drew Carter 1/3 of Houdini Bobo
Grandmaster Flash Joseph Saddler  rap
Grandmaster Melle Mel Melvin Glover Also Melle Mel and the Furious 5 and Grandmaster Melle Mel and Duke Bootee Bobo
Grandmaster Spin Chris Forte Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Grandpa Jones Louis Marshall Jones He acquired the nickname at 22, and as far as I know, never became a grandpa in real life. Countryhick
Grandwizard Theodore Livingston Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Gravespell Gannondorf A Black/Death Metal band from Escondido/San Diego, Ca.  Moxie
Great Péso Mitchell Grant Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Green Gartside Paul Julian Strohmeyer According to www.dosswerks.com Phil
Green Gartside ? Strohmeyer Lead singer of Scritti Politti. He chose "Green" at 16 one day traveling on a train, opened his eyes and noted that out the window everything was green...it stuck. Refuses to mention his original 1st name. NewBoi
Greg K Greg Kriesel Bassist in The Offspring DarkJon64
Greg K. Greg Kriesel The Offspring's Bassist! Acidpickle 3 AFI and The Offspring
Greg Nice Gregory Mays Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Gregg Allman Gregory Lenoir Allman  rocker
Gripp Perry Rayson Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Gripsta Brandy Nicole Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Grooverider Roger Bingham Also performed under the names Codename John, in the early part of his career, and Intawarriors in the latter  Bobo
Groucho Marx Julius Henry Marx As far as I know, the only Marx Brother who sang. Vaudeville
Guapo George Michael Meyer 3rd and current drummer/bassist for San Francisco's free-form improv band, Dog Beaver. Kenny Briggs
Guigsy Paul McGuigan A member of Oasis. backup
Gunter Lee Carr Cecil Gant  blues
Gurra G Gustav Lund Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Guru Keith Elam Info from rapdict.org Bobo
Guru Keith E Keith Elam 1/2 of Gang Starr. rap
Gus G. Kostas Karamitroudis Gus is the guitarist/founder of Greek power metal band Firewind. Chandra
Gus Jinkins Gus Jenkins He had the hit "Tricky" in 1956. Candy Welty
A Guy Called Gerald Gerald Simpson  Bobo
A Guy Called Gerald Gerald Simpson  Naomi
Guy Lombardo Gaetano Alberto Lombardo Famous New Years' Eve bandleader. band
Guy Mitchell Albert Cernick  brit
Guy Mitchell Albert Cernick  brit
Guy Mitchell Al Cernik Pop/country vocalist who scored number one hits during the late 50s with "Singing The Blues" and "Heartaches By The Number". Evan L. Heller
Guy Mitchell Albert Cernick  brit

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