We all (should) know who Robert Allen Zimmerman is, but maybe not David Van Cortland.The following info ought to help you get a high score at your next Classic Rock Trivia Night...

 

Remember Adam & The Ants, led by the glam-pirate antics of one Adam Ant? His real name is Stuart Leslie Goddard, so no Stu & The Ants then...

The very talented Jefferson Airplane/Starship singer/songwriter Marty Balin came into this world as Martyn Buchwald, which sounds rather sinister...

"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Patricia Andrejewski doesn't have the same punch, whaddaya think?

These are good for bonus points -- The Mamas & The Papas lead singer Mama Cass Elliott is really Ellen Naomi Cohen. Convicted sex offender Paul Gadd was one-hit wonder Gary Glitter, and while he's not a rocker by any means, it might come up someday: Englebert Humperdinck is really Arnold George Dorsey. Whatever...

You have one guess as to who William Michael Albert Broad is. Sneer yer upper lip for the one and only Billy Idol...

Bono = Paul David Hewson, while Vincent Damon Furnier = Alice Cooper.

Declan Patrick McManus became one of the most important songwriters around when he made records under the name Elvis Costello...

Another non-rock guy, but you could win some cash when you correctly identify John Henry Deutschendorf as the late John Denver...

Joachim Krauledat would at least keep his initials as Steppenwolf lead singer John Kay...

Wanna take a stab at who Hugh Anthony Cregg III is? The first name's pretty close, so we're giving a "virtual high five" to the very likeable Mr. Huey Lewis...

...and we finish up today's session with punk icon James Jewell Osterberg, Jr., a.k.a. The Wild One, the truly one and only Iggy Pop, who will undoubtably outlast us all.

Keep these handy for your next round of "Name That Rocker", coming soon...