band baptism

My favorite band is named for a type of spy plane used by the United States. Bono explained once that U2 grew out of thoughts of interactivity with the audience.. as in "you too."

What if a certain rock poet named Bob had never rechristened himself after his favorite poet, Dylan Thomas? Would we be calling ourselves Zimmerman fans?" The origin of names of dozens of musicians and groups from the 1950s to now, with links to lots of their websites can be found here.


Anonymous said...

I didn't even know that Bob Dylan had changed his name. I can't imagine anyone chanting "Zimmerman" though..

Anonymous said...

Oh by the way.. thanks for the link, it was really interesting.