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Mini-Bio Who Am I? % Correct
With my roots in gospel, I rose to acclaim in the soul music scene of the 1960s. Now a music legend, I was the first female performer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Aretha Franklin
92.9%
When I left the Yardbirds in 1965, I suggested Jimmy Page take my place. He declined, but recommended Jeff Beck for the gig.Eric Clapton
85.7%
My partner and I performed as 'Tom and Jerry' in the '50s, but didn't see success until we used our real names. I went on record an acclaimed album with South Africans in 1986.Paul Simon
82.1%
I came out of Port Arthur, Texas, where my liberal views and severe acne made me a misfit. I left and became a '60s hippie-rock icon, but my drug habit cut my life short in 1970.Janis Joplin
80.4%
Growing up my name was Bill Bailey. In the '80s I moved to L.A., adopted a bandana and a stage name, and co-founded a hard rock band that would produce a landmark 1987 debut album.Axl Rose
80.4%
When I was 15 I married a man named Doolittle, and had no idea I was headed for the Country Music Hall of Fame. But my poor, mining-country roots led to my signature song.Loretta Lynn
75%
I was born Grace Wing in 1939, and provided a female voice during three incarnations of my rock group from the '60s through the '80s.Grace Slick
69.6%
I was born William Broad in Stanmore, Middlesex, England. After getting my start with the group Generation X, I sneered my way to chart stardom in the '80s.Billy Idol
69.6%
My 1990 debut album went multi-platinum and spawned four #1 hits, including 'Someday'. I have a five-octave vocal range and am still charting hits 25 years after my debut.Mariah Carey
69.6%
Hailing from Canada, I saw great success in the '60s with two iconic Southern California rock groups. I went on to achieve critical solo acclaim, and co-founded Farm Aid in 1985.Neil Young
66.1%
I was born in England to the O'Dowd family. My androgynous stage persona first emerged with Bow Wow Wow. My later group was one of the biggest New Romantic successes of the '80s.Boy George
64.3%
My last name is really Pincus, but I took my mother's maiden name. I got my start as Bette Midler's bandleader in the '70s, wrote commercial jingles, and became a mellow pop icon.Barry Manilow
60.7%
I am a native of Illinois, and as a trumpeter I am considered one of the key figures in the history of jazz, and a founder of the 'Cool Jazz' movement.Miles Davis
60.7%
They named me Stevland Judkins, but as a musical prodigy I was given a nickname that stuck. My most acclaimed albums came in the '70s, and my last Top 40 hit was '87s 'Skeletons'.Stevie Wonder
57.1%
An English-born Aussie, I scored a string of pop-country hits in the early '70s. I branched out into film stardom and a strong pop career, until my last hit 'Soul Kiss' in 1985.Olivia Newton-John
55.4%
Mini-Bio Who Am I? % Correct
My real name is John, and I'm from Birmingham, England. I had a lot of learning disabilities as a child, but I overcame them to become lead singer of a pioneering Heavy Metal band.Ozzy Osbourne
55.4%
I hail from Tuskegee, Alabama, saw great success with my '70s R&B/funk group, and wrote the #1 song 'Lady' for Kenny Rogers.Lionel Richie
53.6%
I left Michigan in the '70s for New York, and worked as a dancer and waitress. I formed the group 'Breakfast Club' with friends, before a DJ got me an audition with Sire Records.Madonna
53.6%
My last name is Leitch. A native of Scotland, I achieved fame in the '60s with my blend of folk and pop. My daughter, actress Ione Skye, starred in the 1989 movie 'Say Anything'.Donovan
48.2%
An American blues singer & slide guitar player, I am #89 of Rolling Stone's Greatest Guitarists. I didn't achieve widespread success until 1990, with 4 Grammies for 'Nick Of Time'.Bonnie Raitt
48.2%
I started my career writing songs that others would turn into country music classics, such as 'Hello Walls' and 'Crazy'. In the '70s I would pioneer country's 'Outlaw' movement.Willie Nelson
46.4%
Raised in Brooklyn & singing in NYC clubs, I embarked on a varied career that would lead to Oscars, Golden Globes, and Grammies. My hits include 'People' & a duet with Bryan Adams.Barbra Streisand
42.9%
Born Hugh Cregg, I played with the band Clover in the '70s. My new band made news during the '80s with a slew of hits, including a couple of movie franchise smashes.Huey Lewis
37.5%
A trumpeter, I have scored five #1 albums on my own & with my band. I also co-founded one of the most successful record companies of the '60s, '70s, and '80s: A & M Records.Herb Alpert
37.5%
I was born in Scotland as Ronald in 1946. In 1974 I joined a 'young, dinky little glam band from Sydney', and enjoyed massive success until my death six years later.Bon Scott
33.9%
I was born in Tuscon, AZ, and have celebrated my Mexican heritage in song. My first chart success was singing for the Stone Poneys on a hit penned by the Monkees' Mike Nesmith.Linda Ronstadt
32.1%
I came a long way from 'Nothin' Matters & What If It Did', one of my early albums. In the '80s I was the face of 'heartland rock' & scored hits up to '96's 'Key West Intermezzo'.John Cougar Mellencamp
32.1%
In the '60s I was a member of such groups as the Emeralds and Attila, before launching a successful solo career that culminated with my final Top 40 hit, 'All About Soul' in 1993.Billy Joel
30.4%
My name is George, but I'm known by my middle name. In England I left school to form bands such as Sigma 6 and Tea Set. In 1966 we decided on a colorful and psychedelic new name.Roger Waters
28.6%
In 1969 my manager gave my song 'Babe I Hate To Go' to Peter, Paul & Mary, who re-titled it and had a #1 hit. My solo career flourished until my untimely death in 1997.John Denver
25%
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