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Yes had many members over the years and at one point they split into two factions, one of which used the name Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe.
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And stetching it.. The Ramones
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Hoobastank always sound made up to me. I had not realized it was the name of one of the members.
It's not. It's a nonsense word that they've given multiple explanations for. But it doesn't even resemble the names of any of the founding members (Doug Robb, Dan Estrin, Chris Hesse, and Markku Lappalainen).
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Duffy and Morrisey, depending on whether you consider them bands or solo acts.
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Old 06-06-2019, 11:47 AM
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The Osmonds!
For that to count, does there have to be someone whose last name is "The"?
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Nah, I think The Osmonds doesn't qualify. Unless they called themselves "Osmond" at one time (which would have a ring to it)

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It's not. It's a nonsense word that they've given multiple explanations for. But it doesn't even resemble the names of any of the founding members (Doug Robb, Dan Estrin, Chris Hesse, and Markku Lappalainen).
My error - I'd read somewhere that it was the middle name of one of the members.
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Macklemore is a fake surname he gave himself when he was starting out. Does that count?
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:24 PM
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Hmm, not sure if obviously adopted last names should count.

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Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe

There was no "and" in their official name.
This might be my favorite example - it just drips with arrogance / confidence.
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The lead singer and the bass player of UFO, Phil Mogg and Pete Way, released a couple of albums as Mogg/Way.

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Couple lesser known rock bands...

Keel - named for singer Ron Keel
Impellitteri - named for guitarist Chris Impellitteri
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Obviously Bachman Turner Overdrive doesn't count but I believe after they broke up two of the band recreated as Bachman & Turner which does.

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Brothers and drummers Vinnie and Carmen Appice released an album together as Appice.

However while Carmen has released albums under his own name he also has used band names:

Beck, Bogert and Appice

Char, Bogert and Appice


Derringer, Bogert and Appice

Travers and Appice

Vargas, Bogert and Appice


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Based on OP and subsequent judicial rulings, it appears that the sole permissible word other than surname(s) is "and"?

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The five Tavares brothers perform and record as Tavares.

Tragically, Sleater-Kinney is named for a road sign.
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Perhaps not exactly what the OP is looking for, since it also involves the first and middle names of one band member (but not his last name), but back in the 1970s, there was Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds.

The band was made up of Dan Hamilton, Joe Frank Carollo, and Tommy Reynolds.
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Mouth and MacNeil. Assuming stage surnames count.
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If we have arrived at 'near misses' I had thought of the band name and album by some of the members of Free called Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu and Rabbit. Although Tetsu is the bass player's first name he is Japanese so I assume it is his family name / surname. Academic though since 'Rabbit' is the keyboard player's nickname.

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McFadden & Whitehead of 'Ain't No Stopping Us Now' fame.

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Another one occurring to me is Coverdale/Page.

This thread also provides some pretty hilarious examples of short lived vanity projects.
Forget about Coverdale*Page - which should be a solid black circle not an * but sadly I don't know how to do it. You forgot the (even more prestigious?) Page and Plant which Jimmy and Robert used for a while after their Led Zeppelin days.

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Although Tetsu is the bass player's first name he is Japanese so I assume it is his family name / surname.
Unlikely. I will not say definitively that Tetsu is never a family name, but it's mostly a given name. (Checking, his family name is Yamauchi, and his full given name is Tetsuo. Interestingly, he writes the short version in katakana, which is unusual for a totally ordinary Japanese name...)
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Thanks for all the interesting references - and TCMF-2L, that is some really impressive expertise!

So this definitely sounds like a convention that peaked in the 70s-80s and mostly limited to certain genres of music.

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Based on OP and subsequent judicial rulings, it appears that the sole permissible word other than surname(s) is "and"?
Yup, I guess that about sizes it up.
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Yes had many members over the years and at one point they split into two factions, one of which used the name Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe.
Another Yes reshuffle resulted in Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:42 PM
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Unlikely. I will not say definitively that Tetsu is never a family name, but it's mostly a given name. (Checking, his family name is Yamauchi, and his full given name is Tetsuo. Interestingly, he writes the short version in katakana, which is unusual for a totally ordinary Japanese name...)
I was going to suggest his name in the band is likely merely part of a longer given name, therefore a nickname, that is something like a counting prefix. The roots of Japanese counting go way back to a different set of words than were adopted from the Chinese.

Roughly translated they would be....

1 = Hi
2 = Fu
3 = Mi
4 = Yo
5 = Itsu
6 = Mu
7 = ??
8 = Ya
....... [https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Japane...lary/Numbers]*

And one of my English students in Japan said his name, Tetsuhiro, translated into Seventh Son and, when I noted how lucky it's supposed to be to be a seventh son, he shook his head and said no, his parents were joking around with naming him and the characters are actually Seven Sun (or Seventh Sun, or Seven Suns, or -- well, whatever it meant was tougher to figure out than the translation). Typically, "son" is the character chi {first son} or ji {second son} or...

Anyway, the point is that, while I don't know what character Mr. Cave (Yamauchi-san) uses for the O, his name would seem to be shortened to "Tetsu" for his bandmates convenience and it would therefore make sense to be written in katakana, which is used for terms that come from outside of the Japanese language.

Bon Jovi, by the way, is the fan-friendly version of Jon's family name, Bongiovi.

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Unlikely. I will not say definitively that Tetsu is never a family name, but it's mostly a given name. (Checking, his family name is Yamauchi, and his full given name is Tetsuo. Interestingly, he writes the short version in katakana, which is unusual for a totally ordinary Japanese name...)
I have clearly humiliated myself with Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu and Rabbit.

To redeem myself I offer Arthur Buck. A collaboration between Joseph Arthur and R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck which produced one self titled album.

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Fairly successful 1970s duo Seals and Crofts comprising James Seals and Darrell Crofts.

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Fairly successful 1970s duo Seals and Crofts comprising James Seals and Darrell Crofts.

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Too late to delete this post but they were mentioned up thread.

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Four U.S. Billboard Hot 100 "One Hit Wonders":

Brewer & Shipley ("One Toke Over the Line")
Ray, Goodman & Brown ("Special Lady")
Yarbrough & Peoples ("Don't Stop the Music"),
Zager & Evans ("In the Year 2525")
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Bell Biv DeVoe may count, although "Biv" was a truncation of "Bivins".
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An obscure one but Robert Allen is vaguely connected to the much better known Depeche Mode.

Robert Allen normally styles himself Robert Marlow and as a solo artist has released records under that name. But he also partnered with Gary Durrant for an album as MARLOW (in uppercase.)

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For that to count, does there have to be someone whose last name is "The"?
And after The Osmonds broke up, the guy got together with a relative and formed The The.
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Emerson Lake & Palmer
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Peaches and Herb. Pick any of the several Peacheses.
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Jazz greats Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross. When Ross left, they became Lambert, Hendricks, and Bavan.
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Flanders and Swann

"The Gas Man Cometh" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyeMFSzPgGc
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Peaches and Herb. Pick any of the several Peacheses.
I had a look on Wiki and "Peaches" is merely a nickname (for the first of several women) while "Herb" is the guy's first name.

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Flanders and Swann

"The Gas Man Cometh" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyeMFSzPgGc
Flanagan and Allen comprising Bud and Chesney but I am not sure Music Hall acts are "bands" in the sense the OP means it.

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I should have known Vandenberg featuring Adrian Vandenberg - known for the single "Burning Heart"
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Brothers and drummers Vinnie and Carmen Appice released an album together as Appice.

However while Carmen has released albums under his own name he also has used band names:

Beck, Bogert and Appice

Char, Bogert and Appice


Derringer, Bogert and Appice

Travers and Appice

Vargas, Bogert and Appice


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Rick Derringer at one point also had a band just called Derringer. Vinny Appice was in it.

Souther–Hillman–Furay Band, if you're allowed to have Band in the name.
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I'm not sure that we should count bands that use multiple surnames. It doesn't seem to fit with the title of the post.

Have I missed Carpenters? (There's no "The" in it.)

How about The McGarrigles? (There IS a "The" in this one.)
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How about Was Not Was?
I don't think assumed names count.

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I'm not sure that we should count bands that use multiple surnames. It doesn't seem to fit with the title of the post.

Have I missed Carpenters? (There's no "The" in it.)

How about The McGarrigles? (There IS a "The" in this one.)
Thanks but in fact I was thinking about band names that only use the surname without any adornment... so "Carpenters" wouldn't count but "Carpenter" would. And yeah, I don't think obviously fake last names count. I'm ok with multiple plain surnames though. (eg, "McFadden and Whitehead")

BTW, I'm loving some of the obscurities dredged up in this thread - hard to believe stuff like "Arthur Buck" or "Marlow" really existed

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Bruford had a band called, you guessed it, Bruford
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McDonald and Giles, which is made up of the surnames of the three members of the band.

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