Nugget of Knowledge: Band Names

Lynyrd Skynyrd Named After a Gym Teacher


ABBA….named after the first names of the four in the group: Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni.

Backstreet Boys….Backstreet is a flea market in Orlando, Florida.

The Beatles…bass guitarist Stu Sutcliffe suggested a name similar the Crickets…John Lennon changed the spelling to Bea from Bee to reflect a music beat.

Creedance Clearwater Revival….John Fogerty’s friend, Norvel Credance and a brand a bear called Clearwater that disappeared and then was revived.

John Denver…John Henry Deutschendorf likes the Rocky Mountains.

The Four Seasons….started as the Varietones..they auditioned in a bowling alley called the Four Seasons and liked the name.

Three Dog Night…Australian slang…the aboriginie custom of curling up with three dogs or dingos on a very cold night.

Walk the Moon…named after a song, Walking on the Moon, by The Police…in that group, drummer Stewart Copeland’s father was in the CIA.

Duran Duran…..a character in a very old Jane Fonda movie, Barbarella.

Lynyrd Skynyrd…Robert E. Lee High school gym coach Leonard Skinner..who punished the founding members of the group for violating the school dress code.

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