18 Rock and Roll Urban Legends (That Might Be True)

The mythos of rock and roll music started as soon as Elvis and his swiveling hips hit the stage.

But with a powerful mystique comes stories, legends, and myths – some of them true, some of them true but exaggerated, and some of them just plain made up. Others are misconceptions passed down through the generations, despite never being true.

These are the most persistent urban legends and rumors in rock history, with an emphasis on the rock myths that are a little more unknown. Sure, you know about Phil Collins and the drowning man, but did you know that despite wearing dark glasses all the time, Roy Orbison was not actually blind? Or that two famous rock legends actually did die in the same apartment, years apart? Check out the list on Ranker