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Musicians by Picture #2

Can you identify the musicians pictured below?
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First submittedMarch 20, 2018
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1935–1977
b. 1982
b. 1933
b. 1986
b. 1968
b. 1943
b. 1994
1770–1827
b. 1972
b. 1982
b. 1978
b. 1974
b. 1991
b. 1947
1967–1994
b. 1990
1946–1991
1935–2007
1955–2020
b. 1995
65 Comments
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Level 91
Mar 21, 2018
I'd never heard of Robbie Williams before this, so I youtubed him. Wow, I'll never have that 37 seconds back.
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Level 75
Mar 21, 2018
+1 - he's truly terrible.

He and Simon Cowell are the epitome of what is wrong with the music industry

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Level 69
Mar 22, 2018
Isn't/wasn't he the lead singer of Take That? Take That is one of those weird examples of a musical act that was HUGE in the UK (and other places maybe?) and never even made a blip on the charts in the States. The only place Americans *might* have heard of them is from that song at the end of the movie "Stardust".
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Level 83
Mar 23, 2018
Both Take That and Williams were/are huge in most of Europe actually.

He also did a cover of Somethin' Stupid with Nicole Kidman a few years ago.

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Level 85
Jan 14, 2020
Pretty sure that Gary Barlow was the lead singer (and songwriter) of Take That, though Williams and the others were given a handful of songs to take the lead on.
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Level 78
Apr 30, 2024
Take That had a single hit in the US with Back for Good, but it was a top 10. Millennium was also moderately popular when it came out, and its music video got plenty of play.
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Level 62
Jul 5, 2024
Funny to discover that Robbie Williams is barely known in the US. I thought every singers that sing in English and that I can hear on radio in France are known worldwide (I also thought he was American).

And regarding the first comments, do you really believe he is far worse than each of those present in this quiz? He is decent IMHO, definitely not the best but a song like "Feel" is quite nice to hear!

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Level 75
Jun 11, 2018
he looks like he has to poop
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Level 95
Aug 20, 2018
He does, he does have to take a poop.
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Level 51
Jun 11, 2018
Check this one out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnO3nijfYmU
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Level 36
Jun 11, 2018
You don't know how lucky you are. As an Englishman I have had to put up with this talentless no mark for years. Problem is he thinks he is really talented our equivalent of Bieber.
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Level 66
Jul 18, 2018
As if Bieber has any talent either.
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Level 82
May 21, 2024
As a Canadian, he probably is your equivalent of Bieber... 😆
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Level 62
Jun 11, 2018
I'm embarrassed that I tried Henry Rollins and Morrissey for Robbie Williams. I also tried Kid and Play for The Weeknd.
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Level 89
Jul 8, 2018
I knew that wasn't Henry Rollins but I just had to type it too.
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Level 89
Jul 8, 2018
Against everyone's advice I googled to see how bad he was. Basically take any crap power ballad pushed by record execs onto lipstick wearing hair bands of the 80s, remove the scratchy vocals and guitar torture and there ya go.
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Level 92
Jan 25, 2022
I only got Robbie Williams because I was thinking Pharrell Williams for John Legend.

Did not recognize The Weeknd from that picture.

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Level 91
Mar 21, 2018
Keith and Ludwig have the exact same expression on their faces.
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Level 72
Jun 13, 2018
They are about the same age too!
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Level 39
Jun 11, 2018
Delighted that I had no idea who The Weeknd was. Prior to this quiz, I'd assumed The Weeknd was a band.
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Level 65
Jun 12, 2018
Why would you be delighted? He makes decent pop music.
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Level 82
May 21, 2024
The only reason I knew he wasn't a band is because he keeps making appearances in my local weekly pub trivia...
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Level 66
Jun 11, 2018
What is Lil' Wayne doing on a quiz about musicians?
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Level 78
Apr 30, 2024
I mean, he was widely considered the best rapper for awhile there in the late 2000s.
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Level 89
May 2, 2024
By who? Not by anyone who knows even the tiniest thing about hip-hop he wasn’t…
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Level 78
Jul 5, 2024
MTV, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone Magazine, the Grammy for best rap album, the Grammy for best rap song, BET Hip Hop awards, etc. The guy was widely acclaimed from 2007-2010; there’s just no denying that.
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Level 55
Jun 11, 2018
I thought the photo of Robbie Williams (whom I don't know) was Morrissey from the Smiths... Sorry Morrissey.
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Level 85
Jul 5, 2024
They look like they were separated at birth.
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Level 75
Jun 11, 2018
I only knew the ones closer to my age...like Beethoven.
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Level 89
Jul 8, 2018
You're older than Keith Richards? I thought he started out playing five against the Boers.
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Level 10
Jun 12, 2018
Who even are half these people? Most of them are totally unknown to my generation.
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Level 78
Aug 16, 2018
So what's the problem - that some of these people don't produce good music, or that your generation refuses to learn about anything new?
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Level 62
Jun 12, 2018
Welp, in a "proud to be ignorant" moment, I missed only Harry Styles. Knew he was some boy band idol, but never guessed right.
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Level 64
Jun 13, 2018
I thought this was supposed to be musicians?
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Level 30
Jan 11, 2021
Haha so funny and original,
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Level 89
Jul 8, 2018
Thank God I never learned the name of that Green Day guy who's so arrogant about his bubblegum "punk" music. Although the Oasis guy was 10 times worse about his mediocre, middle of the road Britpop music.
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Level 66
Jul 18, 2018
Green Day at least has shown staying power for 20+ years. They're not everyone's cup of tea, but neither are they a flash in the pan like Oasis was.
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Level 76
Apr 30, 2024
Oasis broke up 15 years ago, and were and remain absolutely huge in Britain.
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Level 64
Aug 23, 2022
I think it should be renamed to "Performers". Many of them are not musicians.
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Level 74
Feb 15, 2023
I scored 19/20 as I am unfamiliar with Robbie Williams. Thanks for the quiz!
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Level 75
Mar 3, 2023
So many negative opinions, yet none of them matter.
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Level 78
Aug 1, 2023
Nor does yours.
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Level 61
Mar 9, 2023
Easiest quiz ever lol
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Level 95
Apr 30, 2024
For the most part. I had to think about Dua Lipa for a minute. She looks like some kind of Kardashian/Emma Roberts mash-up. The only thing I really know about her is the name, because it's so unique. Otherwise, I can't name one song by her.
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Level 85
May 1, 2024
Likewise. I'd heard the name, but I didn't know she was a singer.
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2024
Thought that Robbie guy was Morrissey for a sec, but obviously the birth year doesn't match.
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Level 84
Apr 30, 2024
Isn't Pavarotti also in the Musicians No. 1? Maybe throw in Maria Callas instead?
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Level 67
May 1, 2024
All good other than the obscure musicians famous only in the US
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Level 75
May 2, 2024
You know what really grinds my gears? People saying staff like "This musician was/is really terrible" or "He/she has no talent". We're talking here about music, so basically about personal taste. The fact that you personally doesn't like someone's music doesn't give you the right to say such insulting things about it.
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Level 89
May 2, 2024
You’re mixing up personal tastes with objective criticism. Are you saying that any criticism of anything at all is invalid, as everything depends on your individual point of view?

I personally prefer a dirty BigMac over a steak. One is objectively better quality than the other, but I freely admit to liking the cheap and nasty version. Conversely, I’m not a fan of classical music, but would never deny the enduring quality it possesses, despite it not being to my taste. I love Banksy’s work, but would I try to argue that it is comparable to the Sistine Chapel?

The same goes for any artistic production, be it film, art or music. Most pop music is firmly in the fast food camp - popular with the masses, but OBJECTIVELY less good. Pop music fans tend to be largely ignorant of the huge variety of wonderful music available, as they are happy with their Maccie D’s. Good luck to them.

Stop whingeing about your own ignorance and get educated - or just admit that you like gash tunes…

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Level 82
May 21, 2024
Best take in this entire comment section! 👍
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Level 59
Jul 5, 2024
Ilia's not saying it's not valid, they're complaining about the insults. I think that's fair enough - like if someone saw you eating a Big Mac and came over to tell you it's awful. That would person would be a prick, even if they're right.
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Level 78
Jul 5, 2024
“Stop whingeing about your own ignorance and get educated.” Well that’s an exclamation point to hammer home the central thesis: People have the right to be rude and condescending. So unnecessary.
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Level 66
Jul 5, 2024
I agree. Especially when they're proud of themselves and are clearly going over the top with their disdain to appeal to others who want to show how anti-mainstream/anti-popular they are. Clearly being subjective - there will be less talented people who are less popular who do they will no doubt laud to look clever.
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Level 77
May 2, 2024
Really surprised Robbie Williams was more well-known than Keith Richards or Eddie Van Halen, especially considering he is virtually unknown in the U.S.
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Level 77
Jul 5, 2024
Ed Sheeran? Isn't he that guy from Game of Thrones?
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Level 61
Jul 5, 2024
I'm content knowing more of the bottom half than the top half.
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Level 72
Jul 5, 2024
That is crazy, I am from the 90s and all the musicians I couldn't find are frome the 90s.
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Level 67
Jul 5, 2024
Especcially given all the memes involving him....that and his place in rock music history...it saddens me how few people guess Keith Richards.
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Level 59
Jul 5, 2024
Really, only 39% knew the Green day vocalist?
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Level 66
Jul 5, 2024
Full marks for The Robbster.
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Level 75
Jul 5, 2024
We're really pushing the boundaries of what's considered a musician these days.
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Level 73
Jul 5, 2024
You really need to allow the usage of people's real names for these contests. I like finding out actors/singers real names.
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Level 28
Jul 7, 2024
What's up with the comments above, bashing musicians? All the chosen individuals were picked from the exact same category: MUSIC! Whether Beethoven or Williams or Wayne or Minaj, whether one likes it or not, they succeeded in the industry, they made huge name out of themselves, got heaps of cash from what they do and now they are here on the quiz because, guess what... they're famous. If you claim to be "educated" because you only think one genre or one era of music is relevant and that new music is "rubbish" then think again. A lot of aristocrats thought of Beethoven - back in the day - what you are now thinking of Lil Wayne. The main purpose of these quizzes is that we're expected to at least know something about everything. Please don't show Jetpunkers as an arrogant lot.
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Level 57
Jul 7, 2024
Kinda sad EVH isn't known more :(