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Can you pick the eponymous band names from the list below, and identify the origin of the non-eponymous ones?
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Only SIX of the band names below are eponymous (i.e., derived from the birth name of a founding member.) Identify them, and also specify where the 20 non-eponymous bands got their 'personal' name.
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The "source" link below is one of many sites I used to research this game. However, I'd suggest all veteran Music Sporclers click through, because one of the names in the discussion thread will be very familiar to you. :-)
NOT EPONYMOUS: He was the 18th century inventor of the seed drill
NOT EPONYMOUS: The band claims it was the street name of a 17th century prostitute who had a penchant for decapitating her clients, though there's no evidence such a person existed
NOT EPONYMOUS: Named after the road at exit 108 of I-5 in Lacey, WA, the band's hometown
NOT EPONYMOUS: Stylized misspelling of the band's former gym teacher in Jacksonville, FL
NOT EPONYMOUS: Canadian pop quartet chose, in fact, Winnie-The-Pooh's proper name
NOT EPONYMOUS: Named after a blind piano tuner in Spartanburg, SC who was the previous tenant of the band's rehearsal hall; their keys still had his name engraved on them.
NOT EPONYMOUS: Upstate NY folk-rock legends were unlucky on their first gig: the MC was too drunk to pronounce 'Dawn Of' correctly
NOT EPONYMOUS: They took their name from a The New Yorker magazine headline on a story about Sinatra
NOT EPONYMOUS: The 'most ordinary name' the band could think of, because they believed that the synthpop bands of the day had absurdly pretentious names
NOT EPONYMOUS: Borrowed from the nicknames of two of the lead singer's college friends, neither of whom are in the band
NOT EPONYMOUS: Numerous conflicting accounts, though perhaps the most plausible is that their first MC mispronounced both 'Eric' and 'Dynamos'
NOT EPONYMOUS: The lead singer strongly resembled the animated Mr. Peabody's faithful companion (the initial 'S' was dropped for alliterative purposes)
NOT EPONYMOUS: Disney? Hardly. They're named after a 1965 French children's book by Cecile Aubry
NOT EPONYMOUS: From the Dylan song 'The Ballad of Frankie Lee and _______________'
NOT EPONYMOUS: He's the antagonist from Dickens' 'David Copperfield'
NOT EPONYMOUS: From the first names of two blues legends, _____ Anderson and ______ Council
NOT EPONYMOUS: This trio of unrelated musicians got their name from the detectives in Herge's 'The Adventures Of Tintin'
NOT EPONYMOUS: This all-female band adopted matching stage names because, well hey, it worked for The Ramones
NOT EPONYMOUS: Named after the archduke whose assassination sparked World War I
NOT EPONYMOUS: Chicago alternative legend Jon Langford had assembled an alt-country band and needed a convincing Southern-sounding name
EPONYMOUS: Three sisters, one brother, all sharing this surname
EPONYMOUS: A father and his four children; they dropped the last 's' from their surname. That was easy.
EPONYMOUS: A husband and wife country duo
EPONYMOUS: Peter Wolf is this group's most famous member, but they are actually named for the lead guitarist
EPONYMOUS: No Mamas, no Papas, no (Beach) Boys -- just three daughters of famous 60's musicians
EPONYMOUS: No farms or marine mammals here, just Jim and Dash
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