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Below are Who Am I questions about British Scientists.
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I was born in 1945 in Ripley, Surrey.

I am the son of a Soldier from Montreal.

I grew up with my grandmother, Rose.

For my thirteenth birthday, I received an acoustic Hoyer guitar.

I was influenced by the blues from an early age.

I studied at Kingston College of Art but was dismissed at the end of the year because my focus remained on music and not art.

At the age of 16 people started noticing me.

In 1963 I joined The Yardbirds

I assembled a new band in the 1970s.

I was close friends with George Harrison.

My solo career started during the 1970s

In 1980, I was invited by a producer to appear at the Amnesty International benefit.

In the 1990s, I performed at the Royal Albert Hall.

In performed a two night show with Jeff Beck at London’s O2 Arena in February 2010.

In 2006, I was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (as a member of Cream).

I have been referred to as one of the most influential guitarists of all time.

I was ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

I am a recipient of seventeen Grammy Awards.

In 1988 I was a recovering alcoholic and drug addict.

My mother was called Patricia Molly Clapton.

My first name begins with E.

Who am I?

Eric Clapton


I was born in 1857 in a small village outside Worcester.

My father worked as a piano tuner and set up a shop selling sheet music and musical instruments.

I was the fourth of seven children.

My mother converted to Roman Catholicism shortly before my birth.

Until 15, I received a general education.

My formal musical training began with Adolf Pollitzer during my brief visits to London.

During the 1890s, my reputation as a composer grew.

I got married on 8 May 1889 to Caroline Alice Roberts.

At the age of forty two I produced Enigma Variations.

I am best known for the first of five Pomp and Circumstance Marches.

I was knighted at Buckingham Palace on the 5th of July 1904.

In 1911 I was appointed to the Order of Merit.

I was contemptuous of folk music.

My best known works were composed between 1899 and 1920.

Many of my works have entered the British and International classical concert repertoire.

My music was influenced by continental Europe.

In my fifties I composed a symphony and a violin concerto which were very successful.

I am referred to as Sir...

Both my names start with E.

My second name is Elgar.

Who am I?

Edward Elgar


I was born on the 16th of December 1899 in Teddington, England.

I was the son of a piano salesman.

I was the second of three sons.

I lived in a poor household.

I attended Chapel Royal Choir School as a young child.

I didn’t attend school much but I was good at reading.

My mother sent me to dance academy in London.

My first professional role was as Prince Mussel in a children’s play The Goldfish.

In 1920, at the age of 20 I starred in my own play.

I have starred as Ralph.

In 1921 I made my first trip to America.

My political views were Conservative.

I achieved my first critical and financial success as a playwright with The Vortex.

My other works include Easy Virtue (1926), This was a Man (1926).

In 1929, my annual income was £50,000

During World War II I abandoned the theatre and sought official war work.

At the end of 1960s I suffered arteriosclerosis.

I was knighted in 1969 and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

In 1950, I left UK for tax reasons.

I was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer.

I am known for my wit and flamboyance.

My father was called Arthur Sabin Coward.

My first name begins with N.

Who am I?

Noel Coward


I was born on the 8th of January 1947 in Brixton, London.

My mother was of Irish descent and worked as a cinema usherette.

My father was a promotions officer at Barnado’s.

I attended Stockwell Infants School until I was six years old.

In 1953, my family moved to the suburb of Bromley.

I sang in the school choir and played the recorder.

Teachers said that my dancing interpretations as ‘vividly artistic.’

I studied art, music and design including layout and typesetting.

I formed my first band at the age of 15.

I got married in 1969 to Angela Barnett.

My third album is called The Man Who Sold the World.

I went on the Ziggy Stardust Tour.

I moved to the United States in 1974.

Initially I stayed in New York City before settling in Los Angeles.

In 1976 I moved to Switzerland.

Between 1980-89 I went from superstar to megastar.

I shelved my solo career in 1989.

In 1992, I appeared at the Freddie Mecury Tribute Concert.

I took the title role in the Broadway Theatre production, The Elephant Man.

I am an English musician, actor, record producer and arranger.

My family lived at 40 Stansfield Road.

I was born David Robert Jones.

I am known for my distinctive voice.

My first name is the same name that I was born with.

My second name begins with B

Who am I?

David Bowie


I was born on the 10th of January 1945.

I was born in Highgate London.

I was the youngest of five children.

My father was Scottish.

My family were neither affluent nor poor.

My father opened a newsagents after retiring from the building trade.

My family were great fans of the singer Al Jolson.

I left school at the age of 15 and worked briefly as a silk screen printer.

In 1961 I went to Denmark Street with The Raiders and got a singing audition with a well known producer.

In 1963 I adopted the mod lifestyle and look.

My style gained wider visibility in November 1965.

Guitarist Jeff Beck recruited me.

An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down was my first solo album.

In 1974 I released my Smiler album which reached number one in Britain.

In 1975, I moved to Los Angeles.

In May 2000, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

In 2005, I received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2007, I collected my CBE in services for music at Buckingham Palace.

I have a distinctive raspy voice.

I came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

I sold over 100 million records worldwide.

My parents were called Robert Stewart and Elsie Gilbart.

My first name begins with R.

Who am I?

Rod Stewart


I was born on the 5th of December 1946 in East Africa.

I spent most of my childhood in India where I began to take piano lessons.

I went to a boarding school at the age of eight.

My family and I fled from Zanzibar for safety reasons due to the revolution.

I joined a series of bands and sold second hand clothes in Kensington Market.

In 1969 I joined a band called Ibex.

I changed my surname in 1970.

I had a long term relationship with Mary Austin.

My relationship wasn’t successful.

In 1979 I performed with the Royal Ballet.

I am famous for being in the band Queen.

I have created two solo albums.

A statue was put up in Switzerland in tribute of me.

I wrote Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

A statue of me stands over the entrance to the Dominion Theatre in London.

In 2009, a Classic Rock poll voted me the greatest rock singer of all time.

I died in 1991 from AIDS.

My family surname is derived from the town of Bulsar in Southern Gujarat.

My second name is also known as quicksilver.

My first name begins with F.

Who am I?

Freddie Mercury


I was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England on the 2nd of October 1951.

I am the eldest of four children.

I was born to a hairdresser and milkman/engineer.

I have a sibling called Angela.

I attended St Cuthbert’s Grammar School.

I have had jobs as a bus conductor, construction labourer and a tax officer.

I enjoyed performing in jazz bands on evenings and weekends.

In 1977, I moved from Newcastle to London.

In 1983, I and my band released five chart topping albums which won six Grammy Awards.

In 1981 I made my first solo appearance.

I performed solo version of Roxanne and Message in a Bottle.

I sang the introduction and chorus of Money for Nothing in 1985.

In 1993, I realised a cover of my own Police song from the Ghost in the Machine.

In 1996, I provided some vocals for a Tine Turner single.

In 2001, I won a Grammy Award for my rendition of “She walks this Earth.”

In 2002 I won a Golden Globe Award.

I have done a duet with a Glee actor/singer.

I won Best British Male in 1994.

I am a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Game and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

I was born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner.

My changed name begins with S

Who am I?

Sting


I was born on the 25th of June 1963 in North London.

My father is a Greek Cypriot restaurateur.

My mother was an English dancer who died from cancer.

My involvement in music began when working as a DJ at clubs and schools.

My first found success was after forming a duo in 1981.

Our album reached number 1 in the UK.

My solo career began during the early 1987.

I have sung in a duet with Aretha Franklin.

In 1988 I embarked on a world tour.

In 1990 I released an album as indication and desire to be taken more seriously as a songwriter.

I performed at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992.

In 2006 I was arrested for possession of Class C drugs.

In 2008, I realised a new track ‘December Song.’

My first solo album is called Faith.

I sang on the original Band Aid recording of Do They Know It’s Christmas?

I was part of Wham.

My first solo single Careless Whisper sold approximately six million copies worldwide.

I have won three Brit awards.

The Radio Academy named me one of the most played artists on British radio between 1984-2004.

I was born Georgios Kyriacos Panagiotou.

My first name begins with G.

My second name starts with M.

Who am I?

George Michael