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Photo Blog #14: More Musical Mysteries

It’s #14 of our unknown photos series!  This time, we return to some photos that are of a musical nature–or so they seem.  We welcome your suggestions regarding the names of the people in any of the shots below.  As always, as they are identified, we will update this blog accordingly.  As always as well, ”clicking” on any of the images below will increase them in size so that they are easier to see.  Many thanks!

31. This trio of men might be a music group or perhaps a dance troupe.  We’d love to know a name or names, either individually or together.

SOLVED:  This is a 1998 production of “Cabaret” done in LA by the West Coast Ensemble; from left: Brian Sturzenacker, Dean Regan, Ty Donaldson

2. We believe the man in the vehicle is music super-producer Rick Rubin, but who is the man standing outside of the car?

SOLVED:  That is Rick Rubin in the car and that is Morris Taft, Jr., former head of Wild West Records standing outside of it.


3.  Anyone know this dancing young lady?


4.  The above five people certainly look like a music group.  Anyone know their name?

SOLVED!:  This is the band Flying Tigers.


5.  This might be a musician heavily inspired by Bowie or a model showing off some innovative, 3-D face painting.  Does anyone know?

1636. Is this a musical group, a comedy troupe or the cast of a TV show?

SOLVED:  Musical group, Crazy 8’s.–Thanks to David W.


7.  The lady in the armor might be in a video or even an opera.  Regardless, who is she?

SOLVED:  Louise Lecavalier of dance group La La La Human Steps.–Thanks to Zeneden!

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8.  These might be “head shots” for a rocker or an actor.  We welcome guesses.

SOLVED:  Fashion model Jason Laikam.


9.  Anyone know this group, any of the individuals or what brought them all together for this photo?

SOLVED:  Musical group Beachfront Property!


10.  We’d welcome knowing the names of either of these individuals.

SOLVED:  Not musical, but Willie Davis, baseball star, and actress Barbara Parkins.

Photo Blog #1:  Who’s That Lady?

Photo Blog #2:  Who’s that Gent? (4 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #3:  Name That Movie! (5 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #4:  Musical Mysteries (4 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #5:  Unknown Horrors

Photo Blog #6:  Small Screen Oddities (4 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #7:  International Unknowns (5 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #8:  Mysterious Silents (3 out of 6 solved!)

Photo Blog #9:  Portraits of an Unknown Woman (2 of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #10:  The Films With No Name (6 out of 8 solved!)

Photo Blog #11:  The Kids are Unknown (5 out of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #12:  Reel Mysteries (5 out of 10 solved!)

Photo Blog #13:  Men of Mystery (4 out of 10 solved!)


  1. Chris Smith
    January 11, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I #10 is of D.C. and Selby Minner. See . Selby is on Facebook.

  2. droogie
    January 11, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Photo #1 is most definitely NOT The Screaming Blue Messiahs! They were a 3 piece band with a frontman with a shaved head, but that’s where the similarity ends with this photo! Below is a link to a photo of the real SBM. As you’ll see, they look nothing like the infinitely 3 better looking guys in photo #1!


  3. Daniel
    January 11, 2017 at 10:37 am

    #7 looks like Terri Nunn of the band Berlin…

  4. Rich
    January 11, 2017 at 11:58 am

    #5 looks like singer Kate Garner who was in the British 80’s band Haysi Fantayzee and who went on to be a very successful photographer

  5. Ann
    January 11, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    #2: The hair style and facial hair remind me of 80s-era Ice-T, but I don’t know if that’s him.

    #3: Could it be Taylor Dayne?

  6. Robert
    January 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    #6 – The man on the far left looks like he might be a very young Robert Townsend. Wikipedia says that Townsend studied at Chicago’s Second City comedy workshop.

  7. Zeneden
    January 12, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    #7 is Louise Lecavalier from modern dance group La La La Human Steps.

    Picture probably taken from their show “Infante C’est Destroy” (1991)

  8. Jim Bell
    January 23, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Just a guess, but #3 could be Yvonne Elliman, who was born in Hawaii of Japanese, Chinese and Irish descent. She also sang backup for Eric Clapton for for five years in the 70s.

  9. Jim Bell
    January 23, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Oops. I meant that the girl in #4 COULD be Yvonne Elliman.

  10. olivier
    February 6, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    #1 : on the left, look alike singer Robbie Williams

  11. Lauren F.
    May 3, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Could #3 be Samantha Fox? Taylor Dayne also seems like a strong possibility.

  12. Charles S
    August 23, 2017 at 11:04 am

    #1 – Is the guy on the right Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chili Peppers?

  13. Lori S
    September 13, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    #8 – is this Jon Bon Jovi?

  14. YaYa
    September 14, 2017 at 6:44 am

    #3 Looks like singer Brenda K. Starr

  15. Brii
    December 22, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    #2 – Could the man standing by Rubin’s car be Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons? He is wearing what looks like a NY Yankees hat (which Simmons has been known to wear) and the facial hair matches Simmons’s 1980s appearance.

  16. mjm
    April 10, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    #3 looks like Pebbles

  17. debitto
    August 10, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    #2 Afrika Islam.

  18. Patrick
    November 18, 2021 at 1:25 am

    #3 looks like Jennifer Aniston

  19. Pam
    January 6, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    I posted this on the other blog page with this photo, but could #3 be Val Young?

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