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Mar 11

three of a kind

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engelbert humperdinck is a TWO

hank williams is a THREE

andy taylor is a FOUR

james/jim morrison — it tiresomely turns out — is a FIVE

luckily michael/mike/mick/mickie/micky/mickey jones is a TEN!

MIKE JONES the RAPPER
MIKE JONES the JAZZ MUSICIAN
MICK JONES of FOREIGNER
MICK JONES of THE CLASH
MICKEY JONES of ANGEL
MICKEY JONES that drummed for JOHNNY RIVERS and etc
MICKY JONES late of MAN
MICHAEL JONES the NEW AGE PIANIST
MICHAEL JONES the FRENCH/WELSH MUSICIAN
MICHAEL JONES of WHALEFEATHERS

Can we do better? Also: these are all BOYS which is a bit lame.

Comments

  1. 1
    Andrew F on 14 Mar 2011 #

    Michael Jackson is a SEVEN, including a Mike & Michelle, AND the separate writer of Blame It On The Boogie (A fact which I love all the more because it has as far as I know caused zero confusion to anyone ever).

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    Andrew F on 14 Mar 2011 #

    Howard Johnson is a FOUR – apparently the tuba player did a session for the soul singer at one point.

    Also James/Jimmy/Jimmie Rodgers/Rogers is a FOUR.

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    Erithian on 14 Mar 2011 #

    Hang on, didn’t Mick Jones the Leeds United striker of the early 70s sing on their 1972 Cup Final hit, cleverly titled “Leeds United”? That’d make him an ELEVEN!

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    Excellent news if so! Ten is the Jim Morrison of the integers…

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    DietMondrian on 14 Mar 2011 #

    Bill/Willie/William/Will Smith is a TWELVE, if a musicologist is allowed. ELEVEN if not.

    Bill Smith (Anglo-Canadian saxophonist/clarinetist/drummer)
    Bill Smith (English folk musician)
    Bill Smith (folk jazz clarinetist)
    Bill Smith (American recording engineer and record producer)
    Barkin’ Bill Smith (American Chicago blues singer)
    Willie Smith (alto saxophonist)
    William Smith (composer)
    Willie “Big Eyes” Smith (blues drummer and singer)
    William Charles Smith (musicologist)
    William Overton Smith (American composer and clarinettist)
    Willie “The Lion” Smith (jazz pianist)
    Will Smith (actor/singer)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Smith_(disambiguation)

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    Plus add Willow Smith (shakes her hair back and forth)! The Fresh Prince is technically a “Willard” anyway.

    I suppose a Smith is inevitable…

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    JonnyB on 14 Mar 2011 #

    Great challenge! At the risk of talking further about Queen – Roger Taylor is a TWO, along with his Duran Duran namesake.

    Geno/Gino Washington is a TWO?

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    JonnyB on 14 Mar 2011 #

    Ah – and Ian Anderson turns out to be a THREE

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Anderson

    I seem to remember that there was a small amount of bad blood between the first two, as to who had the rights to the name.

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    The Lurker on 15 Mar 2011 #

    Robert/Rob/Bob/Bobby Smith is an EIGHT.

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    Tim on 15 Mar 2011 #

    There are surely a few Robert Browns around also:
    – Bobby the soul singer;
    – Bobby the 1970s Enlightening Beam of Axonda dude;
    – singer out of Abeney Park;
    – Washboard Sam;
    – one of Autechre; apparently
    – the keyboardist out of Big Tom and the Mainliners, an Irish showband, aparently, but I don’t think that counts.

    My mate Dave was in a band called Endless Bob Brown in the 1980s, but I’m certain that doesn’t count.

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    wichita lineman on 15 Mar 2011 #

    Bob Brown – The Wall I Built Myself, circa 1970, excellent Blue Afternoon-ish hazy folk psych album on Richie Havens’ Stormy Forest label.

    Irish showbands count!

  12. 12

    Smith Jones Brown perhaps not exactly a shocker — but William, Robert and Michael? That’s two Normans and an Angel, by my reckoning! No Johns?

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    Archangel, I mean: sorry Michael (isn’t he’s the one with the flaming sword?)

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    JonnyB on 15 Mar 2011 #

    I make FIVE David/Davey Joneses on Wikipedia, including Mr. Bowie. But in the spirit of Tim’s mate Dave, I also claim Dave Jones as being the bass player in the first teenage band I was in: Wildebeeste.

    (Couldn’t work out how to do the umlaut above the ‘i’ in Wildebeeste. Truly we were the proto-Darkness)

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    Tim on 15 Mar 2011 #

    Looks like there was a Bob Brown who released “Living in Australia” on Kookaburra records in about 1990. Im guessing that he was / is Australian but it could be a TRICK.

    Old soul records by Chicago singer Bobbie Brown, or by Robert Brown Jr and the Politers (the Politers sound nice) look like they will cost you quite a lot of money.

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    the pinefox on 15 Mar 2011 #

    Michael Jones of Wallasey is a pop performer, having done a live spoken-word vocal spot in a performance of ‘Ebony Eyes’ in spring 2000.

    Tim Hopkins can verify this, having sung a rather moving version of the Bodines’ ‘Therese’ the same day.

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    \o/

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