Stars, they’re just like us!
Just like you, these famous figures learned chords and simple songs on the ukulele, spent hours practicing, and fell in love with this Hawaiian instrument. Check out these videos of 10 celebrities who you probably didn’t know played the ukulele.
1. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
For such a big guy, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson looks right at home holding a tiny ukulele.
2. Ryan Gosling
Please hold your swoons until the end of the Gos’ ukulele performance.
3. Marilyn Monroe
Check out this scene from Some Like it Hot featuring a ukulele-strumming Marilyn Monroe!
4. Neil Armstrong
After being the first man to walk on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong chilled out by playing some tunes on his ukulele.
5. Lucille Ball
Lucy always wanted to be in the show, so it’s no surprise she picked up this attention-grabbing ukulele.
6. Tony Danza
In case you were just wondering, “Who’s the Boss?“, please take note of this reminder: Tony Danza is.
7. Cyndi Lauper
Of course this “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” singer picked up the ukulele. It’s the most fun you can have with four strings!
8. Taylor Swift
This famous singer and guitarist has been known to bust out her uke from time to time, and her fans love it.
9. Pete Townshend
Even Pete Townshend, legendary guitarist of The Who, can’t resist the sweet, tropical sound of the ukulele.
10. Warren Buffett
Finally, here Warren Buffett plays the ukulele with Jon Bon Jovi for charity, proving that even the third richest man in the world can enjoy playing the ukulele, and do it for a good cause!
Do you know of any other famous people who play the ukulele? Tell us about it in the comments below. Or, become the next ukulele sensation. Sign up for lessons now!