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Old 11-19-2012, 12:06 PM   #1
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Need help to identify rock stars on a huge poster

Hello,

I hope this is the right forum for this question.

During my last vacation in US west coast, I've found this poster with most of the 60's to 80's
rock stars.

Rock n Roll Theatre poster by Howard Teman

There are about 170 people I try to find the names. Currently I have found around 50%
of them and I would like to get closer to 100%.

I have added a number for each face, but you need to enlarge/zoom the image to see them.
If you want to see the full size picture, you can grab it here:

http://d.lecardez.free.fr/Poster-numbers.jpeg

This is the list I have so far. If I'm wrong with some names, let me know.

Note: Names in orange need to be confirmed.

Didier

Enjoy the puzzle :-)

1 Cliff Burton (Metallica)
2 James Hetfield (Metallica)
3 Lemmy (Motorhead)
4 Philthy Phil Taylor (Motorhead)
5 Kurt Cobain
6 Lou Reed
7 Neil Young
8 Sony
9 Cher
10 Garfunkel
11 Simon
12 James Taylor
13 John Fogerty (Creedence)
14 Kirk Hamett (Metallica)
15 Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
16 Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
17 Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
18.1 Rick Nielson (Cheap Trick)
18 Billy Idol
19 Robin Zander (Cheap Trick)
20 Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)
21 David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
22 Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
23 Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
24 Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
25 Gregg Allman
26 Duane Allman
27 The Ronettes
28 Wendy O. Williams (The Plasmatics)
29 Peter Tork (Monkees)
30 Michael Nesmith (Monkees)
31 Davey Jones (Monkees)
32 Micky Dolenz (Monkees)
33 David St. Hubbins (Spinal Tap)
34 Nigel Tufnel (Spinal Tap)
35 Derek Smalls (Spinal Tap)
36 Peter Criss (Kiss)
37 Ace Frehle (Kiss)
38 Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)
39 Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue)
40 Joey Ramone
41 Micheal Monroe (Hanoi Rocks)
42 Dee Dee Ramone (Ramones)
43 David Johanson (New York Dolls)
44 Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls)
45 Bill Graham
46 Alan Freed
47 Al Green/ Sam Cooke ??
48 Otis Redding
49 Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls)
50 Marvin Gaye
51 Robert Johnson
52 Hank Williams
53 BB King
54 Muddy Water
55 Willie Dixon
56 Jerry Lee Lewis
57 Steve Smith (Journey)
58 Keith Moon (who)
59 Aynsley Dunbar
60 Joey Kramer (Aerosmith)
61 Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
62 Phil Collins (Genesis)
63 Stewart Copeland (Police)
64 Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones)
65 Ringo Starr (Beatles)
66 John Boham (Led Zeppelin)
67 Alex Van Halen
68 John Entwistle (Who)
69 Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols)
70 Duff McKagan (Gun & Roses)
71 Ginger Baker (Cream)
72 Tommy Aldridge (Black Oak Arkansas, Whitesnake)
73 Billy Joel
74 Prince
75 Buddy Holly
76 Roy Orbison
77 Bo Diddley
78 Carlos Santana
79 Johnny Winter
80 Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones)
81 John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
82 Tony Hamilton (Aerosmith)
83 Klaus Flouride (Dead Kennedys)
84 Bootsy Collins (The pacemakers)
85 Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
86 Gary Moore
87 Rick Derringer (Alice cooper, Johnny Winter)
88 Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
89 David Coverdale (Witesnake)
90 Joe Walsh (Eagles)
91 Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
92 Randy Rhodes (Ozzy Osbourne)
93 Dusty Hill (ZZ Top)
94 Franck Beard (ZZ Top)
95 Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
96 Gene Simmons (Kiss)
97 Paul Stanley (Kiss)
98 Vince Neil (Motley Crue)
99 Mick Mars (Motley Crue)
100 Johnny Ramone
101 Markie Ramone (Ramones)
102 Arthur Kane (New York Dolls)
103 Jerry Nolan (New York Dolls)
104 Peter Frampton
105 Bruce Springsteen
106 Diana Ross
107 Alice Cooper
108 Joe Cocker
109 Leon Russell
110 Brian Wilson (Beach Boys)
111 Aretha Franklin
112 Tina Turner
113 Ike Turner
114 Tom Petty (Heartbreakers)
115 Ray Davies (The Kinks)
116 Sting (Police)
117 Marc Bolan (T Rex)
118 Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)
119 Blondie
120 Bon Scott (AC/DC)
121 David Lee Roth (Van Halen)
122 Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
123 Elvis Presley
124 Mike Jagger (Rolling Stones)
125 John Lee Hooker
126 Howlin Wolf ??
127 Little Richard
128 Stevie Wonder
129 Ray Charles
130 Elton John
131 Michael Jackson
132 Sly Stone (Sly and the family Stone)
133 James Brown
134 Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
135 Axl Rose (Gun & Roses)
136 johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols)
137 Iggy Pop (The Stooges)
138 Ozzy Osbourne
139 Franck Zappa
140 Brian Setzer (Stray Cats)
141 Eddy Cochrane
142 Gene Vincent
143 Stevie Ray Vaughan
144 Jerry Garcia (Gratefull Dead)
145 Slash (Gun & Roses)
146 Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
147 Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones)
148 Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
149 Pete Townsend (Who)
150 Angus Young (AC/DC)
151 Brian May (Queen)
152 Eric Clapton (Cream)
155 Freddie Mercury (Queen)
156 Roger Daltrey (Who)
157 Rod Stewart
158 David Bowie
159 John Lennon (Beatles)
160 Janis Joplin
160.1Paul Mccartney (Beatles)
161 Jim Morrison (Doors)
162 Bob Dylan
163 Bob Marley
164 Jimmy Hendrix
165 George Harrison (Beatles)
166 Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
167 Brian Jones (Rolling Stones)
168 Eddy Van Halen
170 Chuck Berry
171 Jeff Beck (Yardbirds)
172 Ted Nugent

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Old 11-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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I believe Metallica are at the top left corner :S
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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and 5 sure looks like Kurt Cobain
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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5 sort of looks like Kurt Cobain. He started in the 80s, so he technically fits the category but I wouldn't expect to find him in a 60s-80s list.
(ninja'd...)

You've got Simon and Garfunkel the wrong way around, I think.

26 could be Lemmy.

44 might be Tiny Tim, but it's a bit hard to see. (EDIT: 132 looks a bit more like him actually.)

76 is definitely Orbison.

100 = Robert Smith?

I can't find 125 or 126 in the picture...

137 - Iggy Pop

148 - Joe Perry

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Old 11-19-2012, 03:14 PM   #5
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1Cliff Burton
2 James Hetfield
3 Dave Mustaine
5 Kurt Cobain definately
14 Kirk Hamett
15 Lars Ulrich
23 Ronnie Van Zandt?
24 Janis Joplin?
50 Marvin Gaye
51 Robert Johnson
52 Hank Williams?
53 BB King
71 Warren Zevon
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
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I can't find 153, 154 or 169 either.

155 looks like Freddie Mercury.

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:58 AM   #7
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1 = Cliff Burton (Metallica)
2 = James Hetfield (Metallica)
13 = John Fogerty
14 = Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
15 = Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
23 - ronnie van zant (lynryd Skynyrd)
33-35 = the guys from Spinal Tap
40 = Joey Ramone
100 = Johnny Ramone
101 & 42 = the other Ramones?
48 - Muddy Waters?
65 = phil lynott
73 - Billy Joel
91 = looks like Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
121 = David Lee Roth (Van Halen)
137 = Iggy Pop (The Stooges)
138 = Ozzy
155 = Freddie Mercury
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:35 AM   #8
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Thanks to all,

Your help was very powerful. Now the list is 70% complete :-)

I have updated the list with your suggestions.

Names ??? need to be confirmed.

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Old 11-23-2012, 07:26 AM   #9
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#70 Duff McKagan?
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:59 AM   #10
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Hi folks,

The list is almost complete, only 23 over 170 are missing.
No other suggestions for the missing ????

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Old 12-03-2012, 04:27 AM   #11
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A bigger scan of that upper left hand corner would greatly help.

Forgot to number the figures below 53 and 545
Could they be 125 and 126 ?

125: Lightnin Hopkins ? John Lee Hooker ?
126: Howlin Wolf


19: Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac)
25: Bobby Ingram (Molly Hatchet)
26: Danny Roy Brown (Moly Hatchet) ? Jeff Skunk Baxter ? Ray Sawyer ?
45: Ry Cooder ?
46: Jerry Lee Lewis
47: Albert Collins ? Chris Rea ?
49: Steve Stevens
50: Little Walter ? Sonny Boy Williamson II ?
54: Albert King ?
55: Willie Dixon
57: Steve Smith
58: Keith Moon
63: Dave Weckl ?
67: Alex Van Halen
71: Jeff Porcaro
81: John Paul Jones
82: Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith)
87: Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) ?
89: David Coverdale
90: Jon Lord
108: Willy De Ville
109: Leon Russell
142: Eddy Cochrane

Edit:

146 Joe Perry
148: Keith Richards

Edit 2:

25: Gregg Allman
26: Duane Allman
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:38 AM   #12
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Hi Goldgin,

Your suggestions helped a lot to complete/modify the list.

You will find more detailed pictures for the upper left poster here:

http://d.lecardez.free.fr/Upper-left1.jpeg
http://d.lecardez.free.fr/Upper-left2.jpeg

Concerning #87, it is definitively Rick Derringer:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/rick-derringer

The full list has been updated and uncertain names are flagged in yellow.

Thanks for your help; now only 6 names are missing !!!

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:53 PM   #13
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Been stuck on #12 since last night!
His picture flashing in my mind all day long!
Of course #12 is James Taylor ! Damn it!

Now that his name is where it belongs, the rest should be a breeze

#19: Suzie Quatro (Not Christine McVie as I first thought)
#20: of course it's Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac
#45: Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music)
#46: Jim Kerr (Simple Minds)
#47: Al Green
#48 Sam Cooke
#50: Isaac Hayes
#60: Joey Kramer (Aerosmith)
#64: Cosy Powell
#75: Buddy Holly
#77: Yes, Bo Diddely
#110 Brian Wilson (Beach Boys)
#125: John Lee Hooker
#141: Eddy Cochrane
http://rockymons.r.o.pic.centerblog.net/fx618h3d.jpg

#142: Gene Vincent


Could you post close up shots of the upper right hand quarter of the poster, of the area containing 108, 110, 116, of the area containing 45 and 46, of the area containing 59, 60 and 64, of the area containing 71 and 72, and finally of 63, please ?
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:16 AM   #14
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You made a great job mainly in the area #4 0's / #50's. The are the only one specialized here.

Concerning #19 it is hard to determine if Suzie Quatro or Christine McVie
As Mick Fleetwood is just close to her, I'll vote for Christine McVie your first thought ??
Also I doubt that #45 is Bryan Ferry ??

I have uploaded 12 pictures representing the whole poster. They are numbered this way:

1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12

They are available here:

http://d.lecardez.free.fr/temp/

Do'nt forget to rest your brain :-)

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Old 12-07-2012, 01:42 PM   #15
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Concerning #19 it is hard to determine if Suzie Quatro or Christine McVie
As Mick Fleetwood is just close to her, I'll vote for Christine McVie your first thought ??

I know how you feel. It's just that the picture lacks too many features to slap Chris Mcvie's name without a doubt, and it really looks a lot more like Suzie Quatro. I suggest you leave it open to any of both or even a third.

I disagree with the idea of voting as it would exclude the possibility of the real name of a figure and that would be stealing the intent of the artist of the poster which you never do in art. That's why you would leave any name that has a good reason to stay on, beside resemblance.
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Also I doubt that #45 is Bryan Ferry ??

Whoa! Many resemblance features with Bryan Ferry. But as I wrote above, it's open to any other non-exclusive reasonnably justified possibility.

Never would have figured out these below without the closeups:

#19: Robin Zander (So much for Chris McVie and Suzie Quatro, ha ha!)
http://theseconddisc.files.wordpres...cheap-trick.jpg

#27: The Ronettes, of course (Estelle Bennett, Ronnie Spector, Nedra Talley)

#45 Bill Graham, the west coast concert promoter, organizer of the best venues
http://www.biography.com/imported/i...36781-1-402.jpg

I knew who he was but not what he looked like. I stumbled on his picture accidentally! He was a MAJOR contributor to the rock business.

And then I started thinking of Bill Graham in there, and asking myself who else could be as big, but maybe in the fifties.

In the fifties, labels and concert venues were small, but radio and payola was BIG !

And that's when I stumbled on... radio D.J. ...

#46 Alan Freed !!!
http://static.rateyourmusic.com/alb...9a6/1917010.jpg

One I have to reluctantly take back is either Al Green or Sam Cooke.
See ... I stumbled on this picture ...
http://www.celebs101.com/gallery/Ot...tis_Redding.jpg

... which makes

#48 Otis Redding

So what about #47 ? Al Green or Sam Cooke ?

Here's Sam Cooke in a stripped shirt:
http://www.latimes.com/includes/pro...s/sam_cooke.jpg

And Here's Al Green in a stripped shirt:
http://www.onlinesheetmusic.com/sta...age/algreen.jpg

Too close for a dude like me totally lacking any of these guys hotness to tell.
Let the chicks decide.

#49: (Slap on forehead!) Johnny Thunders, of course! (New-York Dolls)

Well, here's another I hate seeing pushed in the ditch. Bye bye Isaac Hayes.
Hello ...

#50: Marvin Gaye
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...aye_in_1973.jpg

#63: Stewart Copeland (The Police)

So we got all the Stones here, even Bill, but one. So, where is Charlie ? Yeah, where the hell is Charlie ? Everybody asking where is Charlie, but who damn remembers what Charlie looks like ? Huh ? And did anyone see him young ? Because if you're looking for the old Charlie Watts, he ain't in the poster. But the young one ...

#64 Charlie Watts (Bye bye Cozy, see you in next decade's Hard Rock poster!)
Mr. "I've-got-the-best-job-in-the-world", himself.

#71: Ginger Baker, of course! (Cream)
#82: and Tony Hamilton (Aerosmith)

And then those you go "Who would have thunk?", who called for deep-mining research to provide the evidence of the claims:

#90 Joe Walsh,
(Bye bye Jon Lord! No hard feelings, this is Rock'N'Roll baby and guitars rule after all. See you under the title "Biggest Sonic Earthquake!")

I know looks so familair and yet try finding a picture of him where he looks like that:
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/UkZZAYREv-0/0.jpg

#108 Joe Cocker
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images...L500_AA300_.jpg

#56: Jerry Lee Lewis
You know what ? I wouldn't believe it. Until I saw this picture:
http://www.spclarke.com/wp-content/...6_jerry-lee.jpg
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Concerning #19 it is hard to determine if Suzie Quatro or Christine McVie
As Mick Fleetwood is just close to her, I'll vote for Christine McVie your first thought ??

I know how you feel. It's just that the picture lacks too many features to slap Chris Mcvie's name without a doubt, and it really looks a lot more like Suzie Quatro. I suggest you leave it open to any of both or even a third.

OK

Quote:
I disagree with the idea of voting as it would exclude the possibility of the real name of a figure and that would be stealing the intent of the artist of the poster which you never do in art. That's why you would leave any name that has a good reason to stay on, beside resemblance.

You are right.

Quote:
#63: Stewart Copeland (The Police)
#71: Ginger Baker, of course! (Cream)


I agree.


I sadly agree, because doing the difference between him young vs actual, makes me wonder how the time may transform someone

Many thanks for your contribution. With your help, only 3 names are missing. A good result thinking I started with 170 names.

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ColdGin,

It looks that you are fan of this poster. I noticed you made many additions even during the night :-)

Your suggestions were faster that I was able to update the list !
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:59 PM   #18
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Well, I'm a big fan of rock music in general, and everything that spun off from rock, from small town halls to Arena concerts, the magazines, the cult films, the sexuality, the drugs, the trends, the fashions, the clothings, except perhaps MTV, but I'm not even quite sure, everything that says "F... you!".

Better go through my posts again. I see a few that aren't right, like #90 which is supposed to be Joe Walsh.

And you can surely drop Rory Gallagher. He doesn't have any clout in the US and the poster is rather US centric.

Also, try switching from yellow-unreadable over light grey, to darkorange-much easier on the eyes.

Thanks for the fun.

I haven't given up on #59 and #83. But my brain does need a little rest.
Could you give make some sharp closeup shots of those 2 only, please ?
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:35 PM   #19
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I have applied the latest changes you suggested. I had no doubts about your rock,culture !
I'm really happy to have almost finalized this challenge to document this wonderful poster.
I,m sure that our work will take advantage to other poster's owner.


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I haven't given up on #59 and #83. But my brain does need a little rest.
Could you give make some sharp closeup shots of those 2 only, please ?


No problems, but you will have to wait until Monday when I'll be back home. This will help your brain to rest :-)

OK, here are pictures you expected:

http://d.lecardez.free.fr/temp/59.JPG
http://d.lecardez.free.fr/temp/83.JPG

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Old 12-10-2012, 04:55 PM   #20
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Ah ha!

#59 Aynsley Dunbar, of course, sporting a Jeff Beck group era hairdo!
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