Bob Leszczak's New Book Reveals Pop Music Aliases
December 23, 2014 at 3:43 AM (PT)
Did you know BARRY WHITE cut a record under the name GENE WEST? Or that EARTH, WIND & FIRE began life as THE SALTY PEPPERS? Or that THE BUCKINGHAMS of "Kind Of A Drag" fame were once known as THE FALLING PEBBLES?
BOB LESZCZAK's just-published "Encyclopedia Of Pop Music Aliases, 1950-2000" covers it all, including the fact THE DELLS cut their first record as THE EL RAYS.
It's the perfect holiday gift for that pop music obsessive in your family.
As BOB O'BRIEN, the author is an on-air personality at GREATER MEDIA Classic Hits WJRZ-F (100.1)/OCEAN COUNTY, NJ, where he spins the greatest hits of the '60s, '70s and '80s, and shares some of the band's many alter egos.