Classic Oldies News

June 1973: British rock band Led Zeppelin. From left to right, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham (1947 - 1980), John Paul Jones.

On August 29, 1959, an up-and-coming band called The Quarry Men played the opening night of a new teen hangout called the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool, England. Of course, that band would go on to become The Beatles.  (Perhaps you’ve heard of them?)

This fun fact got us thinking about all of the great, legendary band names we all know and love today…and some of their original band names that were, frankly, just not that great.  In honor of this anniversary, here are six original classic rock band names we’re glad didn’t stick.
 

The New Yardbirds (Led Zeppelin)

Fact:  Nearly every “new” version of a previously well-respected brand is always crap.  (Ex: “New” Coke.)  Definitely thankful for this name change.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.