Have you ever heard of Alicia Keys graduated high school at 16, Lennox gained a prestigious scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London; Greg Graffin has a PhD in zoology at Cornell University. They are among the cleverest rock stars of the world.
Born and raised in New York to become the world’s famous rock star, Alicia Keys graduated from high school at the age of 16. The exceptional academic achievements brought back the singer an immediate scholarship into Columbia University. However, she dropped out after four weeks to pursue music full-time due to her dedication to her music rather than academic interests. In fact, Alicia Keys was introduced to piano at the age of 7 and attended the classical music from Beethoven, Mozart, and Chopin before she wrote her first song “Butterflyz” at 14.
The member and founder of boyband called Pectoral Chris Martin attended Sherborne public school and later graduated from University College London with an honoured degree in Greek and Latin in 1999
Queen’s legendary guitarist Brian May gained a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College in 2007 and at present he serves as the Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University
Jenkins, the leading man of “Third Eye Blind”, was the valedictorian of English Literature class in University of California, Berkeley
Eurythmics singer Lennox gained a prestigious scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London in the 1970s to study the flute
The renowed singer/songwriter Greg Graffin, also known as the lead singer of Bad Religion, earned a PhD in zoology at Cornell University and works as a lecturer in life sciences and paleontology at UCLA
The introverted frontman of power-pop quintet Weezer Rivers Cuomo graduated from Harvard Phi Beta Kappa in 2006
The “Stay” singer finished the Brown University in 1990 with a degree in comparative literature
The avant-garde singer who attended the Pomona College for one semester Frank Zappas famously said, “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”
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