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Famous Bands’ Awful Original Names

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Formerly Known As: The Golliwogs

Originally called The Blue Velvets, the band was rechristened as The Golliwogs by their record label head in an apparent effort to make them sound British. —Jeff Royer

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