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Popular Rock Band Names

If you're into rock and roll, you're likely interested in band names. Here are some popular band names. Some of these band names include The Beatles, The O'Kaysions, The Beefeaters, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin.

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd is one of the most iconic bands of all time. Having been around for nearly three decades, they've become synonymous with experimental and progressive rock. They're also known for their sonic and emotional experimentation.

They've been credited as being the creators of the first psychedelic band. But the most memorable album is arguably their "Dark Side of the Moon." It's still the third best-selling album of all time, selling over 35 million copies. And it has been called a masterpiece by many.

Pink Floyd was formed in London in 1965, and consisted of Nick Mason on drums, Roger Waters on bass, David Gilmour on guitar, and Syd Barrett on vocals and keyboards. At the time, it was the first British psychedelic band.

There were many nicknames for the band. For instance, The Tea Set, Leonard's Lodgers, Sigma 6, Meggadeaths, and more. Some of their most renowned songs include "Wish You Were Here," "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," and "The Dark Side of the Moon."

Although the group was a major success in the early days, it wasn't until the mid-'70s that they started recording full-length albums. By that point, Barrett had gone a little haywire. He was suffering from acid-induced schizophrenia, and the band had to pull the plug on his tenure.

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin is one of the most popular rock bands of all time. They are considered as the progenitor of heavy metal. Aside from being one of the biggest selling music artists of all time, they have received many honours during their lifetime. These include being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, winning an American Music Award, and being awarded one gold album.

Led Zeppelin was formed in London, England in 1968. It was composed of guitarist Jimmy Page, vocalist Robert Plant, and drummer John Bonham. The band was named Led Zeppelin after a conversation among the musicians.

The band was known for its off-stage antics, including burning blimps to communicate its intention to destroy conventions. Their live performances were also legendary. During their concerts, the band played very long sets with lots of guitar solos.

Led Zeppelin had four concert tours in the United States in 1968. They signed a contract with Atlantic Records. During their stay, they recorded their debut album. After the album's release, they did a Scandinavian tour.

Oasis

Oasis is one of the most successful bands in the history of music. Originally known as The Rain, they have gone on to become the most successful rock band in the UK. In fact, they are the best selling act in the UK between 1995 and 2005, holding the Guinness World Record for this feat.

They were formed in 1991. Their first single, "The Shock of the Lightning", was a moderate hit in modern rock charts. But the album Definitely Maybe was a huge success. It entered the top spot of the UK album charts within a week of its release.

During the 1990s, British pop music was in a slump. Many of the chart hits were auto-tuned cover songs. So the teenagers were ready for change. This was the time of Britpop, a movement of smart young English bands.

The earliest incarnation of Oasis was a trio consisting of Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, and Paul McGuigan. All three had been part of an earlier rock band called Rain. While auditioning for a new band, Liam heard an Inspiral Carpets song and became inspired. He suggested changing the name to Oasis.

The Amboy Dukes

The Amboy Dukes are a Detroit-based rock group. They were formed in 1964 by guitarist Ted Nugent. As a teenager, Nugent was involved in several rock bands in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. He later moved to Chicago, Illinois. When he graduated from high school, he returned to Detroit.

Before founding the Amboy Dukes, Nugent played in the Lourds, a group that also included Rusty Day and John Drake. Nugent and his band mates recorded their first album in a single night on a four-track recorder.

Several musicians joined the band over the years, but Nugent was the only constant. "You Talk Sunshine, I Breathe Fire" was the last of their charting singles. After this song's success, the Amboy Dukes began to change their line-up.

In 1969, the band signed with Polydor Records. Despite the success of their first album, the second album was a disappointment.

Several personnel changes happened over the years, including the departure of keyboardist Rick Lober and bassist White Lober. Vocalist John Drake left the group for a time. Later, Rusty Day replaced Drake.

The O'Kaysions

O'Kaysions, also called The Kays, was a North Carolina pop group that first formed in the late fifties. It was originally known as a blue-eyed soul group, but that name changed to something else in 1968.

The O'Kaysions are a marquee band that performs a variety of styles, from Beach Music to Rock & Roll. They are available for all types of events, from weddings to festivals.

The band's best known single was a 1968 million-selling single titled "Girl Watcher". It became a hit and the song has been featured in major movie productions, including the "Auto Focus" film and upcoming blockbuster "Green Lantern" series.

While "Girl Watcher" was a major accomplishment, the O'Kaysions were no slouches. They had a few other hits, including a tune credited to "Donnie Weaver", one of their lead vocalists. But they were also plagued by a number of management problems, from the moment the group formed.

Lead vocalist Donnie Weaver was only 12 years old when he joined the Kays. He had a pretty impressive singing voice, which earned him an individual contract with ABC Records.

Cosmic Corn Cob and His Amazing Ozark Mountain Daredevils

If you are a fan of southern rock, then you may be familiar with the Ozark Mountain Daredevils. They are known for their unique style and poetic lyrics. This band has been credited with creating some of the genre's most memorable songs.

The Daredevils are the brainchild of singer/songwriter Randle Chowning. He originally formed the band in Nashville, Tenn. before moving the band to Springfield, Missouri. Initially called the Family Tree, the group later changed its name to the Cosmic Corn Cob and His Amazing Ozark Mountain Daredevils.

Daredevils first album was released in 1973. It included original songs, as well as some covers. That album landed in the top ten of the country's Top Pop Albums list. A second studio record, "It I'll Shine When It Shines," came out in 1974.

In recent years, the band has made limited appearances. Their most recent album is Off The Beaten Path, which contains 16 new tracks. The album also features a song written by Steve Cash, entitled the Jackie Blue.

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils have gained a devoted grassroots following. The band has also been cited by a number of other roots music artists.

The Beefeaters

The Beefeaters were one of the first post-hardcore bands, a genre that flourished in the mid 1980s. Their name reflected the political activism and vegetarianism in their music, but they had a fiery stance on both left and right. They were part of the Revolution Summer movement in 1985.

Before the band existed, they were known as Jet Set. The group started out as a punk band, but they eventually became a full-fledged jazz and funk ensemble. When they were signed to Elektra Records, the name was changed to Beefeaters.

In 1964, the group recorded its first single. The title, "Doors Of Perception", comes from a poem by William Blake, an 18th century artist. A band member suggested the name, but the other members didn't know what it meant.

One of the songs on the single was a 75 second blast of jittery grooves. Initially, the band envisioned themselves as a politically conscious punk-funk outfit.

The band was composed of four members. Two of them played guitar. Another member was on bass. A vocalist and keyboardist rounded out the group.

Tricycle

The band's name is a mouthful. Fortunately, their name is not the only thing you'll find under the marquee. For the nihilists among you, the group has a hefty roster of enticing talent. From the drums to the keyboards, the best of the best are on tap at all times. Aside from the big dogs, the group consists of up-and-comers like John Phillips, Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty. With the likes, the nihilists can be tamed. One of the group's better features is its flexibility, making it an excellent wingman for the oh so pimply hunk. In short, the band is one of the most affable bands around. They have a solid track record for high quality and a low price tag. After a stint on the road, the band returned to their old stomping grounds. This time around, the group is a quartet in the primetime. Its rescheduled tour will see them performing a round of shows in New York, Boston, Chicago and London. To cap it all off, they will play in the semifinalists of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's upcoming sex off.

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