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Old Jun 02, 2002, 11:01 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me how the Beatles got their name of Johnny and the Moondogs? What does it mean?

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Old Jun 03, 2002, 06:30 AM   #2
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Welcome to Beatlelinks, LadyBug! We hope that you will enjoy the show.

As far as your question goes, I can't give you a complete answer because all my Beatlebooks are packed for my impending move. The best I can come up with off the top of my head is that during the late 50's and early 60's, it was common for a band name to emphasize a lead singer. When George Martin auditioned the Beatles, he considered each of them for the lead role before dropping that idea. Don't know where the "Moondog" bit came from, though; maybe that's just something John came up with.

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Old Jun 03, 2002, 07:53 AM   #3
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Hi!

A good overview about all the early names and lineups of The Beatles (a very interesting and documented article) can be found here:
http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/namec.htm



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