Friday, February 22, 2008

Rock Band Name Origins: Do You Know More ?

Lynyrd Skynyrd: apparently named after their P.E coach (gym) Leonard Skinner

Led Zeppelin: Keith Moon and John Entwistle from the Who told Jimmy Page that if they left the who to join him in a band “it would go down like a lead balloon” with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. Later Jimmy remembered the chat, saw the similarity with Iron Butterfly and came up with Led Zeppelin

Pearl Jam: Named after a hallucinogenic jam made by Eddie Vedder’s granny

Ramones: Paul McCarteny used to call himself Paul Ramone when booking into hotels

10cc: Average amount of sperm ejaculated by most men

Three Dog Night: Aboriginals sleep with their dogs to keep warm, three band members equals three dogs

Pink Floyd: Pink Anderson and Floyd Council = 2 bluesmen from the Deep South

Image: Courtesy MCA

1 comment:

hallga77 said...

A little further on the Three Dog Night origin: I had heard that as it got colder you needed more dogs to keep you warm. A three dog night was very cold.