Same Name, Different Performer

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dave Thompson, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Dave Thompson

    Dave Thompson Forum Resident Thread Starter

    There's Scott Walker the country singer, and Scott Walker... the Scott Walker.

    There's Alex Harvey who did some albums for Capitol, and Alex Harvey, the Sensational.

    There's Mark-Almond the jazz rockers, and Marc Almond of Soft Cell.

    And, over the years, but especially in the age of social media and Facebook postings, I've seen a number of people confuse each of these.

    Can anyone think of other examples?
  2. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Forum Resident

    South Shields
    I'd imagine there'll be hundreds of these.

    Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens and the actor from Jackie Brown.

    James Taylor and The James Taylor Quartet.

    There's two Jim Whites - he of Wrong-eyed Jesus and the guy from Dirty Three.
  3. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Nancy Wilson

    The jazz singer and the rock musician
  4. Clark V Kauffman

    Clark V Kauffman Forum Resident

    Des Moines, Iowa
    John Stewart (“Gold,” “Lost Her In The Sun,” etc.) and Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show”).
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  5. RoryMcBride

    RoryMcBride Forum Resident

    Bruce Dickinson- Iron Maiden singer
    Bruce Dickinson- Little Angels guitarist

    Why do I retain this information?
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  6. TonyR

    TonyR Forum Resident

    Atlanta GA
    Andy Taylor from Duran Duran, and Sheriff Andy Taylor.
  7. Luisboa

    Luisboa Forum Resident

    Coimbra, Portugal
    There is Bryan Adams and Ryan Ada... Oh, wait...
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  8. Country singer John Anderson
    Prog singer Jon Anderson
  9. More on point: the two drummers named Roger Taylor, with Queen and DD.
  10. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti Forum Resident

  11. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Ian Anderson - one-legged flautist,

    Ian Anderson - folky & scribbler
  12. popscene

    popscene Forum Resident

    San Marcos, CA
    David Jones, the British born Broadway singer who played the Artful Dodger in Oliver!

    David Jones, the blonde haired mop top mod R&B singer with The Lower Third and The Mannish Boys.

    Not sure what ever happened to either of them.

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  13. Dave Thompson

    Dave Thompson Forum Resident Thread Starter

    To which we could add Nik Turner of Hawkwind and Nick Turner of the Lords of the New Church.

    These almost demand a separate thread. Remove one letter from someone's name and come up with a different performer entirely. I don't think we've yet heard Ed Zeppelin or Andy Denny, but I'm sure they're out there some place....
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  14. Dave Thompson

    Dave Thompson Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bob Calvert of Hawkwind and Bob Calvert who wrote "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper"
  15. popscene

    popscene Forum Resident

    San Marcos, CA
    Hey, you’re right!

    I think I’ll stick to Sandy!
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  16. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

    clifton park,ny
    Mick jones of foreigner
    Mick jones of the clash
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  17. Limopard

    Limopard Forum Resident

    Leipzig, Germany
    Additionally there is THE Bruce Dickinson, famous for demanding more cowbell.
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  18. Rioub

    Rioub Forum Resident

    London / Margate
    Sonny Boy Williamson
  19. And the GREAT record producer Bruce Dickinson...
  20. riskylogic

    riskylogic Forum Resident

    Maryland, USA
    Dave Stewart. David L Stewart was half of the Eurythmics, while David A Stewart was in Bruford and many other bands. One of them did the string arrangements for Anathema Falling Deeper, but I'm still not sure which one it was.
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  21. action pact

    action pact Forum Resident

    There are/were at least three men named Bill Evans playing jazz, including one who became Yusef Lateef.
  22. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    John Williams the classical guitarist
    John Williams the composer/conductor

    Back in the day, their records & CDs were often filed together by mistake in the classical section.
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  23. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    After my last post, I remembered this story about Dick Wagner's solo album. Originally titled "Richard Wagner", it's poor sales were partially blamed on confused record stores who filed it in the classical section with the composer of the same name (spelled the same anyway).
  24. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    NS, Canada
    Wasn't he the guy on The Monkees? ;)
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  25. Luisboa

    Luisboa Forum Resident

    Coimbra, Portugal
    Two guys from hawkwind in a row. Well done.

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