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Eponymous Or Not-ymous Artists II (Clickable)
Can you pick the correct origins of the following artists' names?
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An artist name is considered eponymous if it is (or contains) the actual birth name of the singer/a founding member of the band.
Eponymous Or Not-ymous Bands (Clickable)
NOT EPONYMOUS - The English pop superstar legally changed his name from Reginald Dwight. Did you know his new middle name is Hercules?
NOT EPONYMOUS - It's complicated, but Alex ****'s popular indie-folk band is named after a fictional messianic character from ****'s own writings.
NOT EPONYMOUS - Celtic rockers started out as the house band at Los Angeles pub _____ Malone's
NOT EPONYMOUS - His manager suggested that Welch crooner Arnold Dorsey change his stage name to the 18th century German opera composer of 'Hansel and Gretel'
NOT EPONYMOUS - Because taking a particular brand of amphetamine gave the band the energy to play all night.
NOT EPONYMOUS - Named after a lawn ornament store in the said northern New Jersey city.
NOT EPONYMOUS - The R&B/pop duo claims they didn't exactly, really mean to name themselves after an NBA star. Nobody believes them.
NOT EPONYMOUS - But she's a real person, a nun who runs a homeless shelter in the band's hometown of Gainesville, FL.
NOT EPONYMOUS - Named after...um, let's not go there, but it's an adult toy in William S. Burroughs' novel 'The Naked Lunch'
NOT EPONYMOUS - Numerous conflicting stories, though most purport it's an homage either to the fictionalized Miss Liddell or the real-life Mr. Cooper.
NOT EPONYMOUS - Named after the villain villain in the film 'Barbarella'. That's not a typo, it's a clue.
NOT EPONYMOUS - Named after a comic book character, itself a variation of the nickname for a Model T Ford.
NOT EPONYMOUS - They're unrelated, and no band member's surname is a synonym for a marijuana joint either. C'mon now.
NOT EPONYMOUS - But it's awfully close. It's the duo of David Weiss and Don Fagenson.
NOT EPONYMOUS - Her birth name is Alecia Beth Moore
NOT EPONYMOUS - His birth name is Peter Gene Hernandez
NOT EPONYMOUS - His birth name is Wouter 'Wally' De Backer, though his stage name is a stylized spelling of his given name in French
EPONYMOUS - Surely you know it's from the ex-husband-and-wife's surname, but did you know that Jack (née Gillis) took Meg's last name when they married?
EPONYMOUS - At least in the sense that the founder has this name, though his bandmates are unrelated, much less his offspring.
EPONYMOUS - How can this Philly indie-folk trio's name possibly be eponymous? Ask its members, Tim Arnold, Keith Goodwin, and Dan Schwartz.
EPONYMOUS - It's lead vocalist Burnley's first name. He dropped a microphone during an early gig, which explains the gerund (or is it a participle?)
EPONYMOUS - Yep, it's the Australian singer-songwriter's real birth name. Her six sisters include Sunshine and Melody.
EPONYMOUS - In fact, he's the fourth generation in his family named _______ Raymond.
EPONYMOUS - Mom and dad named him _______ Rogers Nelson. Really.
EPONYMOUS - From the members' first names, and because 'Fälltskog, Ulvaeus, Andersson and Lyngstad' wouldn't fit on too many marquees.
EPONYMOUS - Well, half-eponymous anyway. His real last name is Jones, but he feared being mistaken for the Monkees' singer.
EPONYMOUS - According to all sources, this is really and truly his birth name. He's also Nenah's brother.
EPONYMOUS - His real name. Dave Barry says that if he is ever elected president, the legendary Delaware blues band will play at the White House. Every single night.
EPONYMOUS - Everyone deserves a gimme. This was Richard and Karen's real last name. And no, there's technically not a 'The' in the band name.
EPONYMOUS - It's hard to blame Ms. Ciccone for her frequent religious imagery, as this really is her birth name.
EPONYMOUS - He dropped his surname of 'Muniz' and Anglicized his first and middle names.
EPONYMOUS - He dropped his surname of 'Robinson' and used his first and middle names.
EPONYMOUS - It may look like he too dropped his surname and went with his first and middle names, but nope -- that's exactly how he was born.
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