Here is something I am sure most of you don’t know. How did they get their name?
The official commentary included in the CD set Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965–1975 states that vocalist Danny Hutton’s then-girlfriend June Fairchild suggested the name after reading a magazine article about indigenous Australians, in which it was explained that on cold nights they would customarily sleep in a hole in the ground whilst embracing a dingo, a native species of wild dog. On colder nights they would sleep with two dogs and if the night was freezing, it was a “three dog night”
Band name origins —- Googled some fun stuff for ya ..
An acronym for the first names of the band members
A 1972 movie starring Jeff Bridges.
Named after a 1963 horror movie starring Boris Karloff.
His given name is name ‘David Jones’. But he didn’t want to be confused with Davy Jones of the Monkees. So he took his last name from his favorite toy as a child; a Bowie knife.
Originally named Chicago Transit Authority. The city of Chicago sued them but somehow simply “Chicago” was not an issue.
CREEDANCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
Inspired by logo on ‘Olympia’ beer cans.
Real name is Robert Zimmerman. Was told it’s not a good stage name. He took “Dylan” because he was a big fan of Dylan Thomas.
Originally the Warlocks. Picked Grateful Dead out of a dictionary after realizing there was another band called the Warlocks. Grateful Dead refers to an Old English folk tale. —– A traveler enters a village and finds the villagers refusing to bury the body of a dead man because he died owing creditors money. The traveler pays the dead man’s debts and sees to a decent burial. Later, the traveler is saved by a mysterious event … which he credits to the dead man’s grateful spirit. Hence, Grateful Dead.
The band used to constantly change their name to get gigs. Jethro Tull got them the most gigs. (The actual Jethro Tull was a British inventor in the 1800′s who invented the precurser to the modern plow.)
Many stories. Most likely one; Keith Moon told Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones that their new project would go over like a lead balloon, hence, Led Zeppelin. ‘Led’ spelling was to make sure people pronounced the name right
From the lyrics of John Hurt’s “Coffee Blues” where it is a slang for semen.
“Good mornin’, baby, how you do this mornin’? / Well, please, ma’am, just a lovin’ spoon, just a lovin’ spoonful / I declare, I got to have my lovin’ spoonful / My baby packed her suitcase and she went away / I couldn’t let her stay for my lovin’, my lovin’ spoonful”
A dildo in the William Burroughs novel ‘Naked Lunch’. Steely Dan was a metal dildo that an evil German bulldyke prostitute crushed using her nether regions.
Paul McCartney thought of the name while waiting in a hospital wing for Linda to give birth to one of their children