If you are a fan of old literature, then you may be interested in knowing which celebrity received their stage name from a medieval English ballad.
The famous actor the world knows as Chevy Chase got his name from a poem called ‘The Ballad of Chevy Chase’. This ballad is a tale about a hunt in Cheviot Hills which straddles the border between Northumberland and Scotland.
Madonna’s stage name comes from the medieval English ballad “Madonna in the Wheat Dress,” which has been linked to Demeter, the goddess of bread. The term “wheat-dress” is also a popular nickname for the star in a number of other cultures.
The singer’s 1997 album Ray of Light was characterized as an introspective spiritual dance record, reflecting her new perspective after becoming a mother. She was reportedly in a softening mood and became more receptive to Eastern mysticism.
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She has since received acclaim from fans and critics as well as earning an Emmy for her performance in a David Fincher-directed mini-epic called Madonna in the Groove. Her 1998 single “Frozen,” which was featured in a music video, reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also a top-ten hit in Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Scotland and Spain. It was later covered by Polish industrial metal band Thy Disease and German gothic rock band Girls Under Glass.
Many famous celebrities go by their given names, while others adopt unique monikers. One singer, for instance, received her stage name from a medieval English ballad that inspired her name.
Taylor Swift is an 11-time Grammy Award winner who has dominated the country music industry. Her albums Fearless (2009-2010) and Red (2012) became bestsellers, with the former selling over 1.2 million copies and the latter becoming her first number-one album.
Metaphors & References
Her songs often incorporate metaphors and references. For example, her 2007 song “All Too Well” was compared to a number of great narrative poems.
Her lyric writing also draws comparisons to William Shakespeare. Her 2009 hit “Love Story” – which cites many of the Bard’s poems – is one of her most enduring hits.
Famous American Singer
Cher is a famous American singer, actress and fashion icon who has been referred to as the “Goddess of Pop.” She’s also known for her political opinions, social media presence, charitable work and activism, notably for gay rights and HIV/AIDS prevention.
She was born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946, in El Centro, California, and is the daughter of truck driver John Sarkisian and Georgia Holt (formerly Jackie Jean Crouch). She has a half-sister named Georganne LaPiere.
Popular English Ballad
The name Cher was inspired by a popular English ballad, which translates to “she who sings.” She was known for her singing voice and has toured the world performing live.
She released her first studio album in 1963 and has since become a successful artist. Her has sold 100 million albums and her 2002-2005 ‘Living Proof: The Farewell Tour’ was the highest-grossing music tour for a female artist. She has also starred in movies and a number of Broadway shows.
Chevy Chase is a legendary comedian who has made an immeasurable impact on comedy. He has starred in several iconic films including National Lampoon’s Vacation series, Caddyshack and Fletch.
He is also a beloved television star who has appeared in Saturday Night Live for decades. His is known for his deadpan humor and confidence.
In the early 1970s, Chase wrote for The Smothers Brothers and National Lampoon magazines. He later became a writer for Saturday Night Live.
Aside from his fame, he has also suffered from addictions to prescription painkillers and alcohol. He has battled these addictions throughout his career and he has been admitted to rehabilitation centers.
His real name is Cornelius Crane Chase, and his grandmother gave him the nickname ‘Chevy’ after an affluent Maryland town. However, his stage name traces its roots back to a medieval English ballad.