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Prodigious performers

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Prodigious performers

Now that Harry Connick Jr. has scaled new heights of achievement and self-promotion by releasing an album recorded when he was 11, we can’t help but wonder what other pop stars may have done in their formative years. Surely Sting wrote ”De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da” at a very early age. And maybe Michael Jackson’s inspiration for ”Beat It” came during puberty. We suspect that similar youthful indiscretions lurk in many artists’ childhoods:

*Robert Palmer: Pimply Irresistible
*Lou Reed: Take a Crawl on the Child Side
*Guns N’ Roses: Welcome to the Jungle Gym
*The Beatles: When I’m Six or Four
*U2: Rattle and Thumb
*Bobby McFarrin: Don’t Worry, Clean Nappy
*The Who: Won’t Get Drooled Again
*Fleetwood Mac: Womb-ours
*Sir Mix-A-Lot: Baby Got Zwieback
*Ice-T: (Lolli)Pop Killer
*Jimi Hendrix: The Wind Cries Mommy
*Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right to Potty
*Sophie B. Hawkins: Darn, I Wish I Was Your Toddler

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