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EMF - An acronym of Epsom Mad Funkers.

Engelbert Humperdinck - Born Arnold George Dorsey. Originally performed as Gerry Dorsey but latterly changed his name to that of the German 'Hansel and Gretel' composer.

Eric Clapton - He was born to an unwed mother. To shield him from the shame, Eric grew up believing that his grandparents were his parents and his mother was his sister.

Eurythmics - This is a respelling of a classical dance and music technique called 'Eurhythmics'.

Everything But The Girl - Named after the slogan on the facade of a shop (Turner's Furniture Store) in Hull, England.

Fleetwood Mac - Record sales exceed 140 million worldwide, and they are ranked No.22 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists Of Rock & Roll. They derived the name from the surnames of the rhythm section of the band Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. On a US tour in 1971, Guitarist Jeremy Spencer left his hotel to visit a book shop and did not return. He was eventually tracked down and found to have joined the religious group Children of God, and declared that he no long wanted to be part of the group.

Foo Fighters - A terminolagy used by WWII fighter pilots to describe the strange flying fireballs they somettimes saw.

Green Day - A slang term referring to a day spent smoking marijuana. 

Guns 'n' Roses - This originates from the names of the co-founders of the band Axl Rose and Tracii Guns.

Hall & Oates - In 1984, Hall & Oates surpassed the Everly Brothers as the most successful duo in rock history, having earned 19 gold and platinum awards.

Heaven 17 - A fictional band name mentioned in the record store within the Anthony Burgess novel 'A Clockwork Orange.' 

Herman's Hermits - The band commented on lead vocalist Peter Noone's resemblance to the character 'Sherman' in 'Peabody's Improbable History' (a cartoon in the 'Rocky and Bullwinkle' show), however the bassist Karl Green misheard the name as 'Herman', and it stuck ever since.

Iggy Pop - Real name 'James Osterberg'. The stage name derives from his first band name 'Iggy And The Iguanas.' 

Jamiroquai - Jay chose this name, 'jam' relating to a favourite style of music and the remainder of the name referring to his empathy toward the Indian Iroquois tribe.

John Denver - Originally named Henry John Deutschendorf Jnr., he used the surname Denver as a tribute to the city he loved.


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