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Famous Bands’ Awful Original Names

Black Sabbath

Formerly Known As: Polka Tulk Blues Band, Earth

The name Polka Tulk was reportedly taken from a brand of talcum powder used by Ozzy Osbourne’s mother. —Jeff Royer

(Photo: Dave Hogan, Hulton Archive, Getty Images)

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