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Famous Bands’ Awful Original Names

The Beatles

Formerly Known As: Johnny and the Moondogs, The Silver Beatles

The band’s ultimate name was a derivation of The Beetles, which original bassist Stu Sutcliffe suggested as an homage to The Crickets. —Jeff Royer

(Photo: Keystone, Hulton Archive, Getty Images)

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