Some of the top musicians have had some very interesting childhoods. Read on to learn more.

#1. Gene Simmons

Before becoming "The Demon" of KISS, he was known to his classmates as Chaim Witz. He kept his tongue in his mouth back then and was pretty serious about his studies. After high school, Witz attended Sullivan Community College and Richmond College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education.

#2. Tina Turner

One of the greatest singers of all time is known to her teacher and classmates of Flag Grove School in Haywood County, Tennessee as Anna Mae Bullock. She had aspirations of becoming a nurse, but her interest in music became stronger when she started hanging around Club Manhattan. Her vocal talents got the attention of the band members of the Kings of Rhythm when they heard her singing along while sitting at her table.