Jews rock

I saw a link to Jewsrock.org, which is "a non-profit group devoted to illuminating the intersection of rock and roll and Jewish culture. We've heard a lot about what the Jews have contributed to science, literature, the fine arts--all the high brow stuff. Well, we're going low. Today, we’re a website, filled with original essays, photographs, trivia, lyrics, Q & As, and, if you haven’t noticed it already, a Jewish rock quiz."

The site is entertaining and well-designed, and it even has a Challah Fame. But an interesting aspect of the site is the list of stage names that Jewish performers have adopted:

Perry Bernstein: Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction/Porno for Pyros)

Harold Belsky: Hal Blaine (session drummer for the Beach Boys)

David Blatt: Jay Black (Jay and the Americans)

Richard Blum: Handsome Dick Manitoba (Dictators)

Michael Bolotin: Michael Bolton

Leonard Borisoff: Len Barry

Marty Buchwald: Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane/Starship)

Ellen Cohen: Mama Cass Elliot

Lee Drucker: Lee Rocker (Stray Cats)

Stanley Eisen: Paul Stanley (KISS)

Don Fagenson: Don Was (Was/Not Was)

Marc Feld: Marc Bolan (T-Rex)

John French-Segall: Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister)

Ross Friedman: Ross the Boss (Dictators)

Harvey Goldstein: Harvey Brooks (session musician, played on Bitches Brew)

Kenny Gorelick: Kenny G

Susan Gottleib: Susan Phranc

Peter Greenbaum: Peter Baum (Fleetwood Mac)

Chris Gross: Chris Barron (Spin Doctors)

Love Michelle Harrison: Courtney Love

Belo Horizonte: Igor Cavalera (Sepultra)

Jeffrey Hyman: Joey Ramone (Ramones)

Herbert Khaury: Tiny Tim

Concetta Kirshner: Princess Superstar

Carole Klein: Carole King

Annette Kleinbard: Carol Connors (the Teddy Bears)

Phoebe Laub: Phoebe Snow

Lee Oskar Levitin: Lee Oskar (War)

Steven Barry Lipkin: Steve Barri (songwriter)

Michael Lookofsky: Michael Brown (the Left Banke)

Manfred Lubowitz: Manfred Mann

Lester Meyers: Richard Hell (Richard Hell and the Voidoids)

Steve Mizrahi: Sylvain Sylvain

Alecia Moore: Pink

Michael Pasternak: Emperor Rosko

Barry Pincus: Barry Manilow

Lou Rabinowitz: Lou Reed

David Bryan Rashbaum: David Bryan (Bon Jovi)

Robert Rifkin: Bobby Z (Prince)

Scott Rosenfeld: Scott Ian (Anthrax)

Richard Salkowitz: Magic Dick (J. Geils Band)

Neil Seduka: Neil Sedaka

Buddy Blue Seigal: Buddy Blue Seigal (Beat Farmers)

Elliott Steinberg: Elliott Easton (the Cars)

Kevin Wasserman: Noodles (Offspring)

Gary Lee Weinrib: Geddy Lee (Rush)

Chaim Witz: Gene Simmons (KISS)

Randy Wolfe: Randy California (Spirit)

Leslie Wonderman: Taylor Dayne

Robert Zimmerman: Bob Dylan

The site would be a good resource for trivia games. I just hope wackos don't use it for anti-semitic propaganda.

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