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Unsurprisingly, because of his fearsome temper.
Also The Voice of Protest.
Or Yardbird.There are several stories about how the jazz saxophonist and composer acquired this nickname. One of the most common is that he would stand in the yard of a jazz club listening to the music being played by the bands inside.
Earned the nickname when the members of an early band nominated him to collect and distribute their appearance fees.
Also The Country Gentleman.
Also Bathhouse Betty, the title of her ninth studio album and a reference to her early career performances at gay bathhouses.
The coloratura soprano was given the nickname in the 1960s after highly acclaimed performances of Lucia di Lammermoor in Italy, France and the U.S.A.
Stephanie Germanotta took her stage name from the Queen song Radio Ga-Ga. Her fans are "Li'l Monsters".
Also Michigan Motormouth.
Also the Chairman of the Board.
Ford's catchphrase and sign-off to his fans was "Bless your pea pickin' hearts...".
After his signature song.
Also The Cry Guy. Johnny had a rather melodramatic singing style.
In the early 1990s he changed stage name to an unpronounceable symbol (a blending of "male" and "female") and fans began to refer to him as 'Symbol'. He reverted to his original name in 2000.
Short for Satchel-mouth. Also Dippermouth.
Rapper Marshall Mathers III uses stylised form of his initials M and M as his stage name. "Slim Shady" is his darker alter ego.
Also The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.
The 19th century soprano was one the most highly regarded opera singers of her time.
Referencing his smooth, warm vocal sound. He sometimes jokingly referred to his "Velvet Frog" voice.
A play on the last two letters of his first name.
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