Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Rock Bands Named After A Group Member

Van Halen: Formed in 1974, named after Dutch born brothers Edward (Guitar) and Alex (Drums).

Bon Jovi: Named After lead Singer Jon Bon Jovi (real name John Bongiovi).

J. Geils Band: J. Geils (real first name John) is the guitarist for the band.

Montrose: Guitarist Ronnie Montrose formed the group in 1973 with Sammy Hagar as lead singer. This means Hagar fronted two bands named after guitarists.

Manfred Mann: The name of the group and their South African born keyboard player. Later name changed to Manfred Mann Earth Band.

Alice Cooper: Stage name of Vincent Furnier was also originally the name of the band. Cooper didn't go solo until 1975's "Welcome To My Nightmare".

Alan Parsons Project: Parsons worked as an engineer at Abbey Road Studios on both "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and  "Dark Side Of The Moon". Formed the Alan Parsons Project in the mid seventies.

Spencer Davis Group: Spencer Davis was the group's guitarist but it was keyboardist and vocalist Stevie Winwood who would go on the be the star.

Other Groups Named After A Member: Winger, Slaughter, Dave Clark Five, Fleetwood Mac, Santana, Cool And The Gang, Mumford & Sons.

1 comment:

  1. I only know the Bon Jovi and not the others. I also wonder what's up with Alice Cooper now.
    By the way, please check my friend tim jones, Spokane and his band.