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Musician Nicknames Quiz

Guess the musicians who had these nicknames.
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Last updated: December 4, 2014
First submittedJune 26, 2012
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Nickname
Musician
The King of Pop
Michael Jackson
The King
Elvis Presley
The Material Girl
Madonna
Ol' Blue Eyes
Frank Sinatra
The Boss
Bruce Springsteen
The Motor City Madman
Ted Nugent
Godfather of Soul
James Brown
Bocephus
Hank Williams, Jr.
The Velvet Fog
Mel Torme
Macca
Paul McCartney
The Purple One
Prince
Nickname
Musician
Queen of Disco
Donna Summer
Satchmo
Louis Armstrong
Red-Headed Stranger
Willie Nelson
The Lizard King
Jim Morrison
Slowhand
Eric Clapton
The Man in Black
Johnny Cash
The Prince of Darkness
Ozzy Osbourne or Miles Davis
Mr. Las Vegas
Wayne Newton
The Walrus of Love
Barry White
The Thin White Duke
David Bowie
The Queen of Soul
Aretha Franklin
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level 66
Jul 6, 2012
Of all the possible Bowie nicknames?
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level 44
Dec 25, 2012
"Ziggie Stardust" could be a clue as well.
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level 73
Nov 15, 2013
correct me if i'm wrong, but Ziggy Stardust was a "character" that Bowie played. Not necessarily a nickname.
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level 74
Jul 10, 2014
So was The Thin White Duke - "the return of The Thin White Duke, throwing darts in lovers' eyes..."
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level 66
Oct 31, 2014
I got Bowie because I guessed him for "The Lizard King." Never would have gotten him based on the clue given.
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level 70
Dec 4, 2014
I've never heard that nickname before, but Bowie is thin, white, and regal-looking.
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level 77
Dec 4, 2014
haha, I guessed that, too. :) He's the goblin king I guess that's related.
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level 60
Apr 12, 2016
It's a pretty common one for Bowie. Surprised many haven't heard it.
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level 72
Jun 16, 2014
Very nice quiz. Good diversity although could use some more recent names. Surprised to see Willie Nelson bringing up the rear, as I've at least heard that nickname, unlike Macca.
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level 36
Dec 5, 2014
I never heard of Willie Nelson called that, but I don't listen to country music on the radio, just hear something I like, or a person and buy it. His hair's not very red tho--it's been grey for a century.
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level 45
May 24, 2015
Have heard Macca used many times, but never the Redheaded stranger nor Thin White Duke, Motor city madman, nor yet Bocephus.
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level 43
Jun 26, 2014
Yeah how is Willie Nelson LAST?
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level 80
Sep 16, 2014
I'm guessing if you didn't grow up hearing him on the radio, you wouldn't have known that. It's anecdotal, but my parents were big country fans, and there was lots of that music in our house, but I've never heard that nickname for Willie Nelson.
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level 61
Dec 23, 2016
When was Willie Nelson's hair last red...1947?
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level 82
Nov 5, 2014
Haha. I got Newton just because I tried guessing Newton-John for Queen of Disco. Should've gotten James Brown too, but there were some I never heard of. Velvet Fog? Red-Headed Stranger? Nope, no bells, not even the real name.
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level 70
Dec 4, 2014
The Motor City Madman!
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level 80
Dec 4, 2014
"If Elvis is the king, then James Brown must be God." -- Amiri Baraka
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level 68
Dec 4, 2014
Michael Jackson will always be Wacko Jacko to me
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level 77
Dec 4, 2014
Ozzy should be accepted as a first name only.
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level ∞
Dec 4, 2014
Okay
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level 48
Dec 4, 2014
Did anyone else say Robert California for The Lizard King?
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level 36
Dec 5, 2014
It was always Jim Morrison. Watch an old concert video from youtube. He crawled around the dark stage, on the ground, writhing, he really wanted that name! ;)
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level 32
Dec 8, 2014
Motor city madman? That would fit perfectly to Alice Cooper
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level 60
Apr 12, 2016
Only one I've never heard before was Walrus of Love. How is this not David Crosby?
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level 71
Apr 3, 2017
What a pleasant surprise to see Mel Torme show up on a JetPunk quiz! Smoothest voice you've ever heard, hence his nickname. Most people may not recognize the name, but they'd likely recognize the lyrics, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose..." Probably his most famous composition, though there were many more.
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level 79
Jan 23, 2018
I'd never heard of Wayne Newton before this quiz. Is he popular in the US?
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level 77
Aug 4, 2018
He was a popular vocalist of the 60s and 70s, but now is most famous for his long career as a Vegas performer. He's done tens of thousands of shows there since the 1970s and is still performing to this day.
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level 79
Jun 22, 2018
Huh. Never knew that Miles Davis was also the Prince of Darkness. Certainly doesn't seem to have much in common with the other answer. Also, "Walrus of Love" is my new favorite musician nickname.
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level 36
Aug 4, 2018
I thank Seinfeld for knowing Mel Torme!
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level 60
Mar 4, 2019
I've never heard Miles Davis referred to as the Prince of Darkness. Does anyone know where that nickname came from?
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level 69
Apr 20, 2019
Never heard Macca as a nickname before.
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level 77
Apr 21, 2019
What about Barbara Streisand?