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    Bands ... Wherever did they get their names from ? !!

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    Following on from Predi's Store name thread,
    I thought it would be an idea to do a thread about Bands/Groups
    & how they decided on their names, where did they get them from! ??
    as some are quite interesting & funny .................

    Please add any you know.

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    Original Poster

    [COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]ABBA[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [FONT=Verdana][COLOR=black]An acronym for the first names of the band members: Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Anderson and Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad. [/COLOR][/FONT]


    THOMSON TWINS
    After two characters in the 'Tintin' comics by the Belgium artist Herge.



    [COLOR=black][SIZE=1][FONT=Verdana]QUEEN[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]
    [SIZE=1][FONT=Verdana][COLOR=black]Freddie Mercury liked the name for the transvestite connotation and the glamorous image of Queens in royalty. [/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

    Banned

    Girl Band - X Factor!

    Beatles

    The whole story of the Beatles' name began in 1957, when young Mr. Lennon … The whole story of the Beatles' name began in 1957, when young Mr. Lennon assembled his skiffle group, first calling it the Black Jacks, and then the Quarry Men. The group went through several name changes, surviving monikers like Johnny and the Moondogs, the Beatals, the Silver Beetles, the Silver Beats, and the Silver Beatles, before eventually settling on the Beatles.

    Bay City Rollers
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    They blindly stuck a pin on a map. It landed on Bay City, Michigan.

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    WHO

    The legend goes like this: a bunch of people were brainstorming for … The legend goes like this: a bunch of people were brainstorming for names. The band members were already so deaf they kept saying, "The who?". Finally, someone suggested the Who as their name.

    KISS - thought of by band member Paul Stanley as a toned down version of Ace Frehleys suggestions F**K..

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    [COLOR=black]OASIS
    Noel Gallagher was a roadie for the Inspiral Carpets when he was inspired to name the band Oasis.
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    [COLOR=black]NIRVANA
    In Buddhism it means the state of perfect blessedness attained through the annihilation of the self.
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    [COLOR=black]GREEN DAY
    If you smoked pot and goofed off all day, you just had a 'Green Day'.
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    [COLOR=black]DAVID BOWIE
    He took his last name from the Bowie knife (which he adored as a young lad). He didn't go by his given name 'David Jones' because he didn't want to be confused with Davy Jones of the Monkees.[/COLOR]

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    Predikuesi;3219689

    Bay City Rollers[COLOR=darkred]See they put a lot of thought into that … Bay City Rollers[COLOR=darkred]See they put a lot of thought into that one then !! :whistling:[/COLOR]WHO

    didnt Take That get it from a magazine article with that title?

    Banned

    AC/DC

    Angus and Malcolm Young developed the idea for the band's name after seeing the acronym "AC/DC" on the back of a sewing machine owned by their older sister, Margaret Young.

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    magicbeans;3219715

    didnt Take That get it from a magazine article with that title?


    Something rings a bell there MB I'll have a google !

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    [SIZE=1][COLOR=#005c5c][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=3][COLOR=black]LYNYRD SKYNYRD (Brilliant!)[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1][COLOR=#005c5c][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=3][COLOR=black]
    Named after Robert E. Lee High school gym coach, Leonard Skinner, who punished founding members Gary Rossington and Bob Burns several times for breaking the school's strict dress code which did not allow boys to have long hair touching the collar or sideburns below the ears.
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    Original Poster

    Hd to laugh at this one :roll:
    [SIZE=1][COLOR=#005c5c][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=black]POGUES
    Shortened from 'Pogue Mahone', which is a distorted version of Póg Mo hón, which is Irish Gaelic for 'kiss my ass'.[/COLOR][/SIZE] [/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]

    Stiff Little fingers named themselves after a song off the album Pure Mania by another punk band The Vibrators

    The Sex Pistols were originally named The S******s before being remamed by Mclaren

    Edit, obviously the swear filter isn't a Sex Pistols fan

    DLM;3219718

    AC/DCAngus and Malcolm Young developed the idea for the band's name after … AC/DCAngus and Malcolm Young developed the idea for the band's name after seeing the acronym "AC/DC" on the back of a sewing machine owned by their older sister, Margaret Young.



    this is actually wrong

    their sister suggested it after seeing it on the back of the hoover....she said it had somthing to do with electricity which seemed to fit the band well cos of their electric atmosphere on stage

    also a side note

    she was the one who told Mr angus young to wear a school boy uniform on stage...he had previously went on as a gorillia!!

    Dlm dont believe everything you get of wikipedia its can be written and changed by anybody......it also used to say acdc got their name off a broken lightbulb and heard it from their cousin!!!!

    Banned

    scotland88;3219925

    this is actually wrongtheir sister suggested it after seeing it on the … this is actually wrongtheir sister suggested it after seeing it on the back of the hoover....she said it had somthing to do with electricity which seemed to fit the band well cos of their electric atmosphere on stagealso a side noteshe was the one who told Mr angus young to wear a school boy uniform on stage...he had previously went on as a gorillia!!Dlm dont believe everything you get of wikipedia its can be written and changed by anybody......it also used to say acdc got their name off a broken lightbulb and heard it from their cousin!!!!



    Ok, thanks.

    I hope you are happy and well x x

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre

    their name came from an original member of the rolling stones Brian Jones and the cult suiced in jonestown!!!! IT was also a rise up from monsylabic names (spelling) against bands like Ride, Rush and Blur

    Banned

    ub40.......

    bunch of unemployed lads in birmingham started up a band whilst claiming the dole- back then the to claim dole u had to fill in a ub40 form- unemployment benefit 40 form!

    Nickleback, because some band members used to work in a coffee bar, and if a customer ordered a coffee usually they wood get a nickle back

    Banned

    ROKO;3220177

    ub40.......bunch of unemployed lads in birmingham started up a band … ub40.......bunch of unemployed lads in birmingham started up a band whilst claiming the dole- back then the to claim dole u had to fill in a ub40 form- unemployment benefit 40 form!



    Now it's about 8 forms :roll:

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    B-52's
    The beehive hairstyle popular in the 1950's was called a B-52. Also a type of U.S. Air Force bomber.

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    BEE GEES
    Their name was not derived from 'Brothers Gibb' as most people assume. Two friends that helped them out early on were Bill Goode and a disc jockey named Bill Gates.... ('B. G.'s)

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    ELVIS COSTELLO
    He combined Elvis Presley and Lou Costello.




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    CRANBERRIES
    The name started as Cranberries Saw Us (a play on 'Cranberry Sauce'). When Dolores O'Riordan joined, she recommended shortening the name.

    Nickelback were in a shop and after they bought something, the person that served and gave their change said ''Heres your nickel back''

    pink;3220798

    Nickleback, because some band members used to work in a coffee bar, and … Nickleback, because some band members used to work in a coffee bar, and if a customer ordered a coffee usually they wood get a nickle back



    Lol...looks like its been taken out of propotion everywhere haha

    Meadsy4742;3221014

    Lol...looks like its been taken out of propotion everywhere haha



    Ha ha got there first:p
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