Musician Nicknames Quiz

Can you guess the musicians who have (or had) these nicknames?
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Last updated: December 8, 2019
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First submittedJune 26, 2012
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The King of Pop
Michael Jackson
The King
Elvis Presley
The Material Girl
Ol' Blue Eyes
Frank Sinatra
The Boss
Bruce Springsteen
The Motor City Madman
Ted Nugent
Godfather of Soul
James Brown
Hank Williams, Jr.
The Velvet Fog
Mel Torme
Paul McCartney
The Purple One
Queen of Disco
Donna Summer
Louis Armstrong
Red-Headed Stranger
Willie Nelson
The Lizard King
Jim Morrison
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
Level 64
Jul 6, 2012
Of all the possible Bowie nicknames?
Level 38
Dec 25, 2012
"Ziggie Stardust" could be a clue as well.
Level 77
Nov 15, 2013
correct me if i'm wrong, but Ziggy Stardust was a "character" that Bowie played. Not necessarily a nickname.
Level 75
Jul 10, 2014
So was The Thin White Duke - "the return of The Thin White Duke, throwing darts in lovers' eyes..."
Level 67
Apr 12, 2016
It's a pretty common one for Bowie. Surprised many haven't heard it.
Level 70
Feb 4, 2020
Totally. They went with the one that he later said he was ashamed of. The fascist one.
Level 82
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.
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.
Level 43
May 24, 2015
Have heard Macca used many times, but never the Redheaded stranger nor Thin White Duke, Motor city madman, nor yet Bocephus.
Level 36
Jun 26, 2014
Yeah how is Willie Nelson LAST?
Level 86
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.
Level 59
Dec 23, 2016
When was Willie Nelson's hair last red...1947?
Level 78
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.
Level 74
Dec 4, 2014
The Motor City Madman!
Level 80
Dec 4, 2014
"If Elvis is the king, then James Brown must be God." -- Amiri Baraka
Level 70
Dec 4, 2014
Michael Jackson will always be Wacko Jacko to me
Level 82
Dec 4, 2014
Ozzy should be accepted as a first name only.
Level ∞
Dec 4, 2014
Level 45
Dec 4, 2014
Did anyone else say Robert California for The Lizard King?
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! ;)
Level 27
Dec 8, 2014
Motor city madman? That would fit perfectly to Alice Cooper
Level 67
Apr 12, 2016
Only one I've never heard before was Walrus of Love. How is this not David Crosby?
Level 84
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.
Level 84
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.
Level 49
Aug 4, 2018
I thank Seinfeld for knowing Mel Torme!
Level 63
Mar 4, 2019
I've never heard Miles Davis referred to as the Prince of Darkness. Does anyone know where that nickname came from?
Level 71
Apr 20, 2019
Never heard Macca as a nickname before.
Level 84
Apr 21, 2019
What about Barbara Streisand?
Level 55
Jul 5, 2022
mr. worldwide should be on there, he is afterall objectively the best musical artist of all time