Songwriters Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, May 6, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Can you identify these famous songwriters? Songwriters are generally
    pretty anonymous. Who would recognize Irving Berlin, George M.
    Cohan, Jimmy Webb, or Henry Mancini? But you probably know some
    of these folks as they were both writers and performers.






  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    1. Loretta Lynn ?

    2. Johnny Cash

    3. Brenda Lee ?

    5. Kris Kristofferson

    I recognize #6 but can't remember his name!
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kiddo,

    You got Crash and Kis, I mean Kris and Cash right. Number one is supposed
    to be June Carter Cash, however June and Loretta look so much alike to
    me I can't tell 'em apart. Course I'm not good with faces. I have noticed
    over the years that you never see them together.

    Saw Johnny and June in concert 1967.

    Here is number 3 when she was younger.


    6 is Roger Miller. Saw his show in Vegas in 1968. Had a brief chat
    with him afterwards. Friendly guy. Far as I know, the only writer
    of western and novelty tunes who won Tonys and other awards on


  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Who is #4? Wasn't June Carter's entire family in the business?
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Oops! Overlooked number 4. Well, I'm a-playing with ah string or two
    missin' from ma banjo, ya know.

    Number 4 is Iris DeMent. Lots of Iris videos on Youtube. Her most famous
    songs are probably Our Town and Infamous Angel. Our Town was played
    during the final scene of the TV show Northern Exposure. If you like Gospel
    music, listen to Higher Ground.

    Yup, the Carter family (patriarch A. P. Carter) was in the business of
    collecting, writing and performing Country music. June joined the
    group when she was ten.

    Gotta go. May yur well never run dry, and the cows stay outta the
    corn patch.

  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all .....

    I have some to add; I'll pick up with Rock's numbering:

    PICTURE 7 --------


    PICTURE 8----------------


    PICTURE 9 ------------


    PICTURE 10 -------


    PICTURE 11 --------


    PICTURE 12 -------------


    PICTURE 13 --------


    PICTURE 14 --------------


    Good luck!!!! Great Game Rock! Hi GB!

    Later, friends
    Diane :)
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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane, Good ta see ya.

    7 looks like 2 of the Beatles. John and George?
    11 Dolly Parton?

    13 Burt Bacharach?
    14 Buddy Holly?

    Dunno any of the others. Think I will start a new game. Got the idea
    from Dolly Parton.

  8. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock --

    7 -- "almost" correct; It's John and ****.

    11 -- correct. Dolly!

    13-- correct. Burt Bacharach

    14-- correct. Buddy Holly

    Great guessing. I guess we'll wait to hear what GB, or other members, have to guess. :)

    PS: How did "Dolly Parton" give you a game idea?? Just curious. (Oh, I might have gotten it! ;))

    Diane :)
  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane, I recognized the same ones that Rock mentioned. Is #10 Bruce Springsteen? GB
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

  11. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    PICTURE 8 -- Carole King

    PICTURE 9 -- Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac, and solo artist)

    PICTURE 12 -- Willie Nelson

    And you're correct Rock, It's PAUL, with John. :)

    And GB you got Bruce Springsteen!

    Woo Hoo, all solved!

    PS: I was trying to post some music videos, but they have no sound, here on PH. I think YouTube changed their copyright rules. :( Oh well. -- Oops, it was my user error! :(

    Later, friends...

    Last edited: May 9, 2016
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  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, the video is working for the moment anyhoo. This video
    would be appropriate for our Pairs thread as Fred and Judy sing,
    "We're a couple of swells."

    Last edited: May 8, 2016
  13. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi GB and Rock,

    It was my user error -- as to why I couldn't post youtubes yesterday. Took me til this morning to figure out my mistake. (It was an update to Firefox -- my Internet browser -- that seemed to turn off the audio.)

    Anyways, I'm still not up to par, still feeling sick. Today is going to be a couch potato day.

    I'll be back! :)

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  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Be a good day to make potatoes Diane, huh?

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