Abe Vigoda, BaioWolf and three other great bands named after real people

In light of Abe Vigoda stopping by the Jackpot next week, we thought we’d look at some other bands that reference real people in their band names. Turns out, it was pretty easy.

So, what’s with the trend? For Abe Vigoda — and Springfield, Missouri, rockers Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin — the simple random name serves as the joke. Other bands don’t play it quite as straight, opting to get a little pun-happy with their celebri-names. Usually it’s all in good fun; and some, like AV, earn enough renown to break free of the joke they choose to carry their entire career.

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