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Famous Bands’ Awful Original Names

Close Calls

Starfish? Wicked Lester? The Golliwogs?

Some of the biggest bands in music history almost built their legacies under very different – and in some cases, very stupid – names. See which famous band initially named itself after an NBA player and which switched to its now-famous name in the middle of a concert. —Jeff Royer

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