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Rock & Roll Yearbook: A Gallery of Mind-Blowing High School Photos

May 28, 2009 1:26 PM ET

You might have guessed that Eddie Vedder had a Jeff Spicoli phase in high school, but now there's solid proof: the Pearl Jam frontman's junior year photo. As the class of 2009 graduates, check out what your favorite rockers looked like in high school in a gallery of mind-blowing yearbook photos including Madonna, Prince and James Hetfield.

We've got Scott Wieland with a 'do worthy of a John Hughes film, Tommy Lee rocking a teeny-bopper 'stache, an angelic Gwen Stefani, Travis Barker with hippie hair, Anthony Kiedis looking surprisingly like a young Mick Jagger, a pre-beard Jerry Garcia, a crazy-maned Mariah Carey and many more:

Rock & Roll Yearbook

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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