The 15 Greatest Bands Named After Real People Bands/Musicians
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The 15 Greatest Bands Named After Real People

In honor of school principal Leonard Skinner, who inspired the name for classic rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, here are the 15 greatest, most famous bands in history that have been named after real people; along with a song from each band. The name origins of each of these great bands is pretty interesting, as you would expect. And no, Pink Floyd was NOT inspired by the character Randall "Pink" Floyd in the movie Days And Confused.

What are bands named after people? These could either be tributes to people they know, meaning teachers, fellow musicians, serial killers, it doesn't matter. Band names can be both weird and strange but hopefully accurately reflect what a band is at its core. 
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    Long ago, this name was explained as homage to a gym teacher named Leonard Skinner they had in high school, who would send them to the principal’s office because "their hair was too long".

    Bonus: click here for a picture of Lynyrd Skynyrd drinking Jack Daniels with a monkey.

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