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The Angry Man of Jazz
   is a nickname of   
Charles Mingus
Unsurprisingly, because of his fearsome temper.
Babs
   is a nickname of   
Barbra Streisand
The Bard
   is a nickname of   
Bob Dylan
Also The Voice of Protest.
The Beast
   is a nickname of   
John Bonham
Also Bonzo.
The Big O
   is a nickname of   
Roy Orbison
Bird
   is a nickname of   
Charlie Parker
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.
Blue Lou
   is a nickname of   
Lou Marini
Bocephus
   is a nickname of   
Hank Williams Jr
The Boss
   is a nickname of   
Bruce Springsteen
Earned the nickname when the members of an early band nominated him to collect and distribute their appearance fees.
Brother Ray
   is a nickname of   
Ray Charles
Also The Genius of Soul.
Bubbles
   is a nickname of   
Beverly Sills
Chet Atkins
   is a nickname of   
Mr Guitar
Also The Country Gentleman.
The Coal Miner's Daughter
   is a nickname of   
Loretta Lynn
The Demon of Screamin'
   is a nickname of   
Steven Tyler
Dickie
   is a nickname of   
Pearl Bailey
The Divine Miss M
   is a nickname of   
Bette Midler
Also Bathhouse Betty, the title of her ninth studio album and a reference to her early career performances at gay bathhouses.
The Divine One
   is a nickname of   
Sarah Vaughan
Also Sassy.
First Lady of Song
   is a nickname of   
Ella Fitzgerald
The Forces' Sweetheart
   is a nickname of   
Vera Lynn
The Glitter Man
   is a nickname of   
Liberace
Also Mr Showmanship.
Gwen Stefani
   is a nickname of   
Sunshine
Also G-Loc.
The High Priest of Bop
   is a nickname of   
Thelonious Monk
The Human Riff
   is a nickname of   
Keith Richards
The Ice Man
   is a nickname of   
Albert Collins
The Icon of Cool
   is a nickname of   
Nancy Sinatra
K. C.
   is a nickname of   
Karen Carpenter
Kellbelle
   is a nickname of   
Kelly Clarkson
The Killer
   is a nickname of   
Jerry Lee Lewis
Lady Day
   is a nickname of   
Billie Holiday
La Divina
   is a nickname of   
Maria Callas
Little Miss Dynamite
   is a nickname of   
Brenda Lee
The Lizard King
   is a nickname of   
Jim Morrison
Lord of the Riffs
   is a nickname of   
Jimmy Page
Also Magic Fingers.
La Stupenda
   is a nickname of   
Dame Joan Sutherland
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.
The Maharaja
   is a nickname of   
Oscar Peterson
Mama Africa
   is a nickname of   
Miriam Makeba
The Material Girl
   is a nickname of   
Madonna
Also Madge.
The Man in Black
   is a nickname of   
Johnny Cash
Miss Peaches
   is a nickname of   
Etta James
Miss Ross
   is a nickname of   
Diana Ross
The Modfather
   is a nickname of   
Paul Weller
Mother Monster
   is a nickname of   
Lady Gaga
Stephanie Germanotta took her stage name from the Queen song Radio Ga-Ga. Her fans are "Li'l Monsters".
The Motor City Madman
   is a nickname of   
Ted Nugent
Also Michigan Motormouth.
Mr Las Vegas
   is a nickname of   
Wayne Newton
Mr Show Business
   is a nickname of   
Sammy Davis Jr
Newk
   is a nickname of   
Sonny Rollins
Ol' Blue Eyes
   is a nickname of   
Frank Sinatra
Also the Chairman of the Board.
The Ol' Pea-Picker
   is a nickname of   
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Ford's catchphrase and sign-off to his fans was "Bless your pea pickin' hearts...".
Our Pet
   is a nickname of   
Petula Clark
Pearl
   is a nickname of   
Janis Joplin
The Piano Man
   is a nickname of   
Bill Joel
After his signature song.
The Pope of Mope
   is a nickname of   
Morrissey
The Prince of Wails
   is a nickname of   
Johnny Ray
Also The Cry Guy. Johnny had a rather melodramatic singing style.
The Purple One
   is a nickname of   
Prince
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.
The Red Rocker
   is a nickname of   
Sammy Hagar
The Rocket Man
   is a nickname of   
Elton John
Also The Pinball Wizard.
Satchmo
   is a nickname of   
Louis Armstrong
Short for Satchel-mouth. Also Dippermouth.
The Silver Lady
   is a nickname of   
Enya
Also the Invisible Star.
The Singing Cowboy
   is a nickname of   
Gene Autry
Slim Shady
   is a nickname of   
Eminem
Rapper Marshall Mathers III uses stylised form of his initials M and M as his stage name. "Slim Shady" is his darker alter ego.
Slowhand
   is a nickname of   
Eric Clapton
Also God.
Snap Crackle
   is a nickname of   
Roy Haynes
Soul Brother No 1
   is a nickname of   
James Brown
Also The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.
The Sound
   is a nickname of   
Stan Getz
The Swedish Nightingale
   is a nickname of   
Jenny Lind
The 19th century soprano was one the most highly regarded opera singers of her time.
The Thin White Duke
   is a nickname of   
David Bowie
Also The Picasso of Pop.
Thunderfingers
   is a nickname of   
John Entwhistle
Also The Ox.
The Velvet Fog
   is a nickname of   
Mel Torme
Referencing his smooth, warm vocal sound. He sometimes jokingly referred to his "Velvet Frog" voice.
The Walrus of Love
   is a nickname of   
Barry White
Yeezy
   is a nickname of   
Kanye West
A play on the last two letters of his first name.


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