Referring to famous players by their first name....

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  1. Chrome Dinette

    Chrome Dinette Member

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    ......as if

    A. you know them

    and

    B. everyone is supposed to know who you are talking about

    ...........

    never mind.
     
  2. Chrome Dinette

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    For spelling reasons, I can understand Jimi, I guess.
     
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  3. NamaEnsou

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    If written I'd go with that but I think it would be more typical to hear many of them referred to by their last names.
    Page, Hendrix, Clapton, Townshend, Blackmore.

    The one that comes immediately to mind when thinking of first name only and yet immediately recognizable would be Yngwie.

    Along with Jimi you might hear Eddie too, but once again VanHalen would be more commonly recognized and heard.
     
  4. Chrome Dinette

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    Indeed
     
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    For years, I would think people were talking about Warren Cuccurrullo, but the threads made no sense.
     
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    The cutesy nicknames for McCartney are by far the saddest attempts at hipness.
     
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    Here's John. John has Klon.

    :band
     
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    I feel like the OP isn't finished.
     
  10. Chrome Dinette

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    I decided it doesn't really bother me, but it's kind of silly.
     
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    Also, can make an exception for Ace, I suppose.
     
  12. mojocaster.com

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    People do that more in the US than other countries in which I've lived. Whether they like the person or not. I mean, people call Clinton Hillary all the time. And Sanders Bernie. And Hussein was Saddam to many. Even journalists reporting on Iraq.

    Listen, unless you were pals from way back and used to herd cows together as kids, those people have a last name. :)
     
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    LeBron, Kobe, Tiger, Serena--do we really need their last names?
     
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  14. mfranzdorf

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    Calling players or bands by initials bugs me for some reason. I'm known to be irritated by irrational things though.
     
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    Some artists encouraged it, Slash, half of U2, etc.
    Funny story, years ago Jay Leno was giving his parents a tour of NBC studios in NY, ran into Sting , he introduced them, his Dad an old crusty Italian guy from Boston, says "What, Stingman? ...huh?.....just 'Sting'?.....what the hell kinda name is that?!"
     
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    Those are not first names. They're nicknames.
     
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    Really is the thin edge of the wedge when this sort of thing bugs you.
     
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    "Paul's Guitar Technique" was a thread on the first page. Paul McCartney is not the first guitar player I think of when I think of "Paul." I wish posters would refer to famous musicians by their last names like normal people.
     

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