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He had a dirty stinking name

A New York Times obituary for former lead singer Jani Lane of the heavy metal band Warrant revealed that Mr. Lane’s birth name (he was born a year after Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy) was John Kennedy Oswald.
Rebellious musicians (Warrant’s debut album was “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich”) often adopt provocative stage names to enhance their image.
But Mr. Lane must be one of the very few to have abandoned a provocative birth name in favor of a bland one.
Nothing succeeds
like success   
Richard Kreimer (whose appearances in “News of the Weird” in ...


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