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Topic: musical acts that have changed their stage names, some of them more than once.

Thinking of musical bands or groups individual singers that have changed their names at least one time, which of your favorites do you think was a poor choice? This poor choice can be either the original name or can be any subsequent name change along the way.
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Posted - December 10, 2022

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  • 43088
    Jefferson Airplane---Jefferson Starship.
      December 10, 2022 1:13 PM MST
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  • 16847
    My first thought. 
      December 10, 2022 1:53 PM MST
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  • 51459
    Thank you. Oh, by the way, which of your favorites among their various names do you think was a poor choice?
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      December 10, 2022 2:31 PM MST
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  • 43088
    Oops, I missed that when I first read the question.
      December 11, 2022 2:14 PM MST
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  • 51459
      December 11, 2022 8:28 PM MST
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  • 51459
      December 12, 2022 5:33 PM MST
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  • 43088
    Chicago Transit Authority...Chicago. That first named sucked. Better?
      December 12, 2022 7:27 PM MST
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  • 51459
    Thank you.
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      December 12, 2022 11:08 PM MST
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  • 16847
    Johnny and the Moon Dogs and The Silver Beetles were forerunners to the iconic band, The Beatles.

    Detour became The Who.

    Mookie Blaylock became Pearl Jam.

    There are hundreds of others.. This post was edited by Thriftymaid at December 11, 2022 2:15 PM MST
      December 10, 2022 1:57 PM MST
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  • 51459
    Thank you. Oh, by the way, which of your favorites do you think made a poor choice?
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      December 10, 2022 2:31 PM MST
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  • 16847
    None of them.
      December 11, 2022 1:47 PM MST
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  • 51459
    Thank you.
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      December 11, 2022 8:04 PM MST
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  • 15608
    The Fabs were The Quarry Men when they first started, with Stuart Sutcliffe on bass.
      December 12, 2022 9:43 AM MST
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  • 30345
    John Cougar...John Cougar Mellencamp...John Mellencamp  (I prefer Cougar) 
    Puff Daddy, P Diddy, Shawn Diddy Combs...(I prefer P Diddy)
    Kanye West, Kanye, Ye...(I prefer Kanye)
    Prince became a symbol definitely a poor choice.  
    Alice Cooper was the name of a band before the lead singer became a solo with the name. (I prefer the solo act)
      December 12, 2022 6:17 AM MST
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  • 51459
    Thank you; great answer.
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      December 12, 2022 6:48 AM MST
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  • 15608
    My fave band, Icehouse, changed their name from Flowers during their first UK tour, to avoid confusion with a pre-existing Scottish band called The Flowers. I prefer the name Icehouse, Flowers sounds too hippie for an 80s band.
      December 12, 2022 9:34 AM MST
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  • 51459
    Thank you.
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      December 12, 2022 5:31 PM MST
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  • 1323
    Blodwyn Pig was Jethro Tull. This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at December 13, 2022 3:54 PM MST
      December 12, 2022 9:43 PM MST
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  • 51459
    Thank you. Oh, by the way, when it comes to your favorite musical acts that have changed their stage names at least once, which of their various names do you think was a poor choice?
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      December 13, 2022 8:19 AM MST
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  • 1323
    Wait at work..
      December 13, 2022 9:01 AM MST
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  • 91
    Quarrymen to the Silver Beatles, to The Beatles

    The Mugwumps' to the Mama's and Papa's


      December 13, 2022 1:36 AM MST
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  • 51459
    Thank you. Oh, by the way, which of your favorites among their various names do you think was a poor choice?
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      December 13, 2022 8:16 AM MST
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  • 30345
    Dixie Chicks....The Chicks  (I prefer Dixie Chicks)
    Lady Antebellum...Lady A (I prefer Lady A)

      December 13, 2022 6:20 AM MST
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