Johnny B. Goode
Early rock and roll star from the Chuck Berry song of the same name. Berry wrote the semiautobiographical "Johnny B. Goode" in 1955, but it was not recorded and released until 1958.
What you probably don't know is there's more to it than that. Goode appears in three other Chuck Berry songs, "Bye Bye Johnny" (1960), "Go Go Go", and "Johnny B. Blues."
More impressive are the balls of the band Devo, who killed off Goode in their song "Come Back Jonee" from their 1978 album Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!:
"Johnny jumped into his Datsun. Drove out on the expressway. Went head on into a semi. His guitar's all that's left now."