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June 1973: British rock band Led Zeppelin. From left to right, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham (1947 - 1980), John Paul Jones.

On August 29, 1959, an up-and-coming band called The Quarry Men played the opening night of a new teen hangout called the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool, England. Of course, that band would go on to become The Beatles.  (Perhaps you’ve heard of them?)

This fun fact got us thinking about all of the great, legendary band names we all know and love today…and some of their original band names that were, frankly, just not that great.  In honor of this anniversary, here are six original classic rock band names we’re glad didn’t stick.
 

The New Yardbirds (Led Zeppelin)

Fact:  Nearly every “new” version of a previously well-respected brand is always crap.  (Ex: “New” Coke.)  Definitely thankful for this name change.

Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song (Live Video)

Watch this original footage of Led Zeppelin, the greatest rock band of all time performing one of their biggest hits of all time, "Immigrant Song" If you love Led Zeppelin, share this on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http://youtu.be/RlNhD0oS5pk http://www.ledzeppelin.com/ http://www.facebook.com/ledzeppelin https://twitter.com/ledzeppelin http://www.youtube.com/ledzeppelin

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.