Johnny (Shooting Star)
Otherwise unnamed protagonist of the 1975 song "Shooting Star" by Bad Company from the album Straight Shooter. This classic rock ballad outlines the rise of Johnny from Beatles-inspired school boy who then "... made a record, went straight up to number one."
Then however, he comes to a bad end: "Johnny died one night, died in his bed. Bottle of whiskey, sleeping tablets by his head."