Bands Named after a fictional person or non-member

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by gjbassist, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. So I was thinking about band names the other day and wondering how many bands there have been named after a person either fictional or not in the group.
    Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jethro Tull and Max Webster come to mind but are there others?
  2. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Uriah Heep
    Molly Hatchet
  3. Iron Maiden
  4. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    "She asked my why the singer's name was Alice" Cooper.

    "Which one's Pink" Floyd.
  5. jkramer5


    Jul 14, 2008
    Fairfield, CA
    semi along the same lines....I've known a couple people that thought Led Zeppelin was a great guitar player.

    The Traveling Wilburys?
  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Rod Stewart
  7. Huh?
  8. the friends of dick york
  9. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Does Mott the Hoople count (fictional character)? Hows about Creedence Clearwater Revival?

    Ben Folds Five? There is indeed a Ben Folds, but there're only three members.:)
  10. hufe


    Mar 21, 2011
    Tijuana, Mexico
    There was a Scottish pop group called Danny Wilson, back in the late 80s. Their best known song is "Mary's Prayer", from their debut album "Meet Danny Wilson". The name of the group was taken from the Sinatra film of the same title as their album.
  11. quarryman


    Sep 14, 2008
    The Boo Radley's.
  12. hufe


    Mar 21, 2011
    Tijuana, Mexico
    ...and they (Danny Wilson) at times sound a little like a very, very pop version of early 80's Steely Dan, another band that fits into this category.
  13. Billy Talent
    Julian Plenti

    There was a local country band here called "The John Henrys"
  14. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Marshall Tucker Band
  15. Steely Dan
  16. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Alice in Chains.
  17. A bit of trivia for y'all. Some of us already know that Steely Dan was a vibrator from William S. Burroughs' Hot Lunch. But did you know that Allison Chaynes is a adult film actress? She is somewhat young, so she was named after the band and not the other way around.
  18. TC424

    TC424 Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Duran Duran
  19. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Traveling Wilbury's
  20. MisterFabulous


    Feb 4, 2010
    Franz Ferdinand
    Belle & Sebastian
    Del Amitri

    ...all Scottish bands, laddie.