Can you name all of these?

I don’t know two of them. Top, from left, #5 and, 2nd line, from left #2.

Don’t give them away on the comments section, email me.

19 comments ↓

#1 Testor15 on 07.06.12 at 8:00 am

Steve McQueen #5

#2 Daizi46 on 07.06.12 at 8:03 am

Testor15…you don’t read well OR details aren’t your “thing”…he said NOT to give away the answer…to email him! :P

There are a few I’m not sure of but the majority I know.

And the quote…Spot On!

#3 Testor15 on 07.06.12 at 8:16 am

Sorry

#4 Beer Jew on 07.06.12 at 9:29 am

How about an answer key one week from now?

I’m also unsure on row 2, face 2.

#5 Detroit Lewis on 07.06.12 at 10:52 am

Okay, I am unsure about 2 now;

R1: John Lennon, Morrison, Hendrix, Elvis, McQueen, Monroe

R2: Cobain, ?, Mercury, Marley, Keith Moon, James Dean

R3: Joplin, Thompson, Viscious, ? Belushi, Carlin

#6 Pathloss on 07.06.12 at 11:11 am

Monroe’s life was sad. Had she been born 10 years later, she’d not been so exploited for her sexuality. She was modest by today’s standards. Not at all my type but (like DiMaggio) I would have known her to try and protect her.

Didn’t discover Marley until a few years ago. I use his music to come down from anxious stressful days.

Drugs are the common denominator here.

#7 mike q on 07.06.12 at 11:41 am

R2- bill hicks
r3- ian curtis (joy division)

#8 Scott on 07.06.12 at 12:13 pm

Isn’t that Ian Curtis next to Sid?

#9 Scott on 07.06.12 at 12:14 pm

Yes, it is – Ian Curtis of Joy Division.

#10 l3wis on 07.06.12 at 12:35 pm

Mike, funny, I just told testor a little bit ago, ‘I think the guy in r3 is some alternative dude.’

#11 Craig on 07.06.12 at 2:11 pm

There is a lot of talent there, but it is somewhat sad that these are the people we look to as influential so many years (or even decades in some cases) after their deaths.

I’d much prefer to honor people like Martin Luther King, Jr, Jonas Salk, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Nikola Tesla. Those are the people who made a lasting impression and improved society much more than actors and musicians… and I don’t think any of them died due to a drug overdose either.

#12 Scott on 07.06.12 at 2:20 pm

Well, most of those in that pic didn’t die of drugs either.

#13 Craig on 07.06.12 at 4:20 pm

You’re right Scott – technically, only 8 of the 18 died from drugs.

R1: Shot/Murdered, Drugs, Probably Drugs, Drugs, Cancer, Drugs

R2: Suicide (while on drugs), Cancer, AIDS, Cancer, Drugs, Auto Accident

R3: Drugs, Suicide, Drugs, Suicide, Drugs, Heart Failure

Who would have thought that George Carlin would be the one to die from old age / natural causes?

#14 Mike Q on 07.06.12 at 6:37 pm

Each person in the picture has their place; while I agree with Craig’s sentiment, if one compares the amazement of hearing “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by R3 #4 ( Ian Curtis ;) ), or getting a shot for a polio vaccine, the former will be remembered more fondly. The latter obviously has a far greater effect on our lives, but music, acting, and comedy are sexy. A/C and Polio aren’t. Oh Well.

#15 anominous on 07.06.12 at 7:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlTr2GSVUGg

#16 anominous on 07.06.12 at 7:35 pm

You’re being kind of a square, Craig.

#17 Scott on 07.06.12 at 11:13 pm

Mike, I would argue that without people like many of those listed above the inspiration for the great thinking that leads to the creation of polo vaccine and A/C wouldn’t have happened. I know in my life Lennon, carlin, hunter s Thompson and even untalented Sidney made me question my world view.

#18 l3wis on 07.06.12 at 11:50 pm

Scott is right. I love punk rock music, it gives me a perspective I don’t get from other elements in my life, and that is comforting. Almost serene.

BTW, Hud, going to Wilco tomorrow in SC? I have space in my car if you want to hitch a ride . . . .

#19 Scott on 07.07.12 at 2:19 pm

I wish I was. I’m in the middle of Boxing shit for new carpet on Monday.

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