Before & After: Athletes & Musicians

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Can you name the first, shared and last names of these athletes and musicians?

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Though completely blind by age 7, he continued to tickle the ivories to become a soul music pioneer who Frank Sinatra once called “the only true genius in show business.”Basketball Hall of Famer, dominating power forward with the 76ers, Suns & Rockets and opinionated analyst known in his playing days as “The Round Mound of Rebound”
A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, he founded and fronted the iconic Motown group The MiraclesGold Glove winner, 3x All-Star and Silver Slugger, winner of the 2011 Home Run Derby and current Yankees second baseman
New Orleans Hornets’ 1st round draft pick who won the 2006 NBA Rookie of the Year; currently the starting point guard for the Los Angeles ClippersBassist and singer of the Beatles, as well as a founding member of Wings, Guinness once described him as “The Most Successful Composer and Recording Artist of All Time”
Former professional golfer who won three majors, including the 1999 U.S. Open, which occurred only four months before he died in an airplane accident at age 42His work with The Police got him ranked by a Rolling Stone magazine reader's poll in 2010 as the 5th greatest drummer of all time
Co-founder and lead guitarist of American alternative rock band R.E.M.Third baseman of the 1919 Chicago Black Sox banned for life; portrayed by John Cusack in “Eight Men Out”
Singer-songwriter and original member of the Motown musical group the Commodores who went on to solo success with hit singles “Truly”, “All Night Long” and “Hello”A lifetime .308 hitter, this All-Star Phillies center fielder of the 1950’s was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995 by Veteran’s Committee
1993 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee who tallied 563 career home runs, also known as Mr. October2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee; singer-songwriter of hit singles “Running on Empty” and “Somebody's Baby”
5x Pro-Bowl wide receiver and Super Bowl XLI champion with the Indianapolis Colts; University of Miami’s all time leader in catches with 173After over 30,000 solo shows, Mr. Las Vegas must have ended many a night by saying and singing “Danke Schoen”
Former MLB All-Star with 288 career victories; won 1976 NL Comeback Player of the Year after recovering from a revolutionary surgical procedure that now bears his nameSinger-songwriter, Beatles guitarist and founding member of the Plastic Ono Band; senselessly gunned down in 1980 at age 40
“Sweet” boxer who won Olympic gold in 1976 as a Light Welterweight, world titles in 5 other weight classes and was the first pugilist to earn more than $100 million in pursesNew York Philharmonic music director and composer of “West Side Story”, declared “one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history” by N.Y. Times
Stage name of Reginald Kenneth Dwight, singer-songwriter, composer & pianist who has sold more than 250 million records worldwideGolfer known as much for his distance off the tee, appearance and attitude, and his rough-and-tumble personal life as his 2 Major Championships
1995 Heisman Trophy winning running back from OSU, 4x Pro Bowler for Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans, inducted to College Football Hall of Fame in 2011'The Quiet Beatle' who went on to become a successful solo artist and a founding member of the Traveling Wilburys
“Quick” leadoff hitter from the 70’s & early 80’s with the Angels, Yankees & Rangers, finished his career with 267 stolen bases and a .295 averageHarvard grad, singer-songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Weezer
6x AP First Team All-Pro Packers and Eagles center selected to ten Pro Bowls from 1957-1967; inducted to Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981Stage name of Beatles drummer Richard Starkey; has toured with many variations of His All-Starr Band
4x Pro-Bowl wide out and Super Bowl XXXIV champion with the St. Louis Rams, his 15,208 career receiving yards currently ranks 3rd all-timeSinger-songwriter and “The Boss” of the E Street Band who was Born to Run in the U.S.A.
A 25x All Star, the “Hammer” finished his Hall of Fame baseball career with a .305 average, 3 Gold Gloves, an MVP, and of course, 755 home runssoul and R&B singer with hits “Tell It Like It Is” and “Everybody Plays the Fool” who also enjoyed success with his Brothers Art, Charles & Cyril
American country music singer-songwriter with numerous Number One Billboard hits including “Beer for My Horses” and “As Good as I Once Was”Mustached MLB All-Star and 1979 NL MVP, his 11 Gold Gloves (a record for first basemen) helped anchor both the '82 Cardinals and '86 Mets to World Series victories
Singer-songwriter, bandleader, producer and one of the foremost innovators of funk, the mastermind behind Parliament and FunkadelicRedskins running back from 2004-2010; spent 2005 attending press conferences disguised as characters like “Southeast Jerome,” “Sherriff Gonna Getcha” and “Coach Janky Spanky”
Stage name of Andre Young; rapper, producer, entrepreneur, founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and former co-owner and artist of Death Row RecordsBefore winning a Super Bowl with the Rams and representing the Lions in two Pro Bowls, he led the nation with 11 interceptions as a redshirt freshman at UNC in 1996
Also a successful solo artist, this singer-songwriter is best known as the vocalist of influential protopunk band The StoogesCollege Football Hall of Fame coach of the late 19th and early 20th centuries whose name has become synonymous with a popular American youth football organization

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