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Artists or acts bearing the same name

Postby GoogaMooga » 22 Sep 2021, 09:15

Good morning! I'm spinning Jimmy Rogers this morning - no, not the country singer, nor the pop singer, but a lesser known blues cat on the Chess label. And it got me thinking, there are quite a few artists or acts who share the same or nearly the same name. Who can we list?

Jimmie Rodgers - The Singing Brakeman
Jimmie Rodgers - pop singer on the Roulette label
Jimmy Rogers - Blues cat on Chess label

Sonny Boy Williamson I
Sonny Boy Williamson II

Hank Williams
Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams III

John Williams - classical guitarist
John Williams - film composer

Roger Taylor - Queen
Roger Taylor - Duran Duran

Lonnie Liston Smith
Lonnie Smith

Nirvana UK
Nirvana US

Kaleidoscope UK
Kaleidoscope US

Charlatans UK
Charlatans US

Brian May - Queen
Brian May - film composer (Mad Max)
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Re: Artists or acts bearing the same name

Postby robertff » 22 Sep 2021, 11:34

Near enough:


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Re: Artists or acts bearing the same name

Postby Positive Passion » 22 Sep 2021, 12:56

Peter Skellern, Mary Hopkin and Julian Lloyd Webber were in a group called Oasis in the 1980s.

I think there were two bands called the Spinners and two called the Beat.

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Re: Artists or acts bearing the same name

Postby Muskrat » 22 Sep 2021, 15:11

There was an earlier Knack, L.A.-based, that also recorded for Capitol. Otherwise, no connection.
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Re: Artists or acts bearing the same name

Postby Jimbly » 22 Sep 2021, 17:20

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 23 Sep 2021, 15:33

Donna Summer
Donna Summer (Jason Forrest)

The Beat (English, the actual "The Beat")
The Beat (Paul Collins)
The Beat (Michael Costa)
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Postby C » 23 Sep 2021, 16:29

Jimbly wrote:ELP
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 23 Sep 2021, 19:20

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Re: Artists or acts bearing the same name

Postby LMG » 23 Sep 2021, 23:29

Mick Jones - The Clash
Mick Jones - Foreigner
Micky Jones - Man

All guitarists.

Just read Thomas Dolby's autobiography, he was living a bohemian life in Paris when word came that Mick Jones needed his help on some recordings in New York. Assuming it was Clash Mick, he agreed, only to discover it was Foreigner Mick. Who paid well...
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Postby der Freiherr » 23 Sep 2021, 23:46

Hooray for Jimmy Rogers!
Perfect music, perfect records.
Doesn't hurt that he has the greatest band of all time backing him most of the time.




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Re: Artists or acts bearing the same name

Postby John aka Josh » 24 Sep 2021, 00:23

der Freiherr wrote:Hooray for Jimmy Rogers!
Perfect music, perfect records.
Doesn't hurt that he has the greatest band of all time backing him most of the time.





Not known enough, for sure. Had the pleasure of seeing him in a small venue in Southampton many years ago.




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Postby bobzilla77 » 24 Sep 2021, 04:02

Indie rock band the Champs forgot about the "Tequila!" band, so changed to the Fucking Champs.

Dinosaur Jr, had to become Jr. because another band bearing the name the Dinosaurs had toured a year earlier. It was old Frisco guys, ex Country Joe's Fish, Quicksilver, etc.
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