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Famous Bands’ Awful Original Names

Bee Gees

Formerly Known As: Rattlesnakes

The Brothers Gibb were rechristened the Bee Gees in reference not to their own initials, but those of the men who helped them get their start: Radio DJ Bill Gates and racetrack promoter Bill Goode. —Jeff Royer

(Photo: Sydney O'Meara, Hulton Archive, Getty Images)

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