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The Low Budgets they all were sitting one day and none of them could afford beer and they said WE ARE THE LOW it on their  johnny
The Low-Fi Johnsons Their lower school teacher always used to call them that. Before this name they called themselves Darrel Jean and his Crap Machine but after a while they started hating the name and stuck with The Low-Fi Johnsons. Bobby
Lowsound After a small gig, under the name Shoeperb, a newspaper article said the band had a really "Beutiful Low sound". Gaz, the guitarist and singer, told Jim who said he loved it, and thus the bandname was born Dave.
LPG Love Pretty Girls Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Lt. Dan Band Gary Sinise named his band after his character from "Forrest Gump". Brian Kelly
Lulu Not her real name. She was a Little Lulu fan. That's the real story. Buck
Lulu Her real name is Marie. She took her name from the comic strip Little Lulu. Wawawa
Luscious Jackson A play on Lucious Jackson, a former NBA player. band name
Lynch Mob Guitarist and band founder George Lynch's outfit. Name offered up by fellow bandmate and drummer Mick Brown. They thought using George's name would be best for the group. FYI: played under the band moniker Gay Black Nazi Bikers for Christ when they did surprise small venue gigs. George said, "We had to come up with an alias because back then we had a bigger name and a bigger following. The '80's music was still around so we had to come up with an alias or too many people would have shown up. We were warming up, it was fun." Phil
Lynyrd Skynyrd They came up with the name from their high school gym teacher whose name was Leonard Skinner, he used to punish them because they had long hair. Jonny All-American
Lynyrd Skynyrd The name Leonard Skynrd is a play on the name Leonard Skinner, who was mentioned in the song "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah"."You remember Leonard Skinner,He got ptomaine poisioning after dinner".
Lynyrd Skynyrd A couple of interesting details to add. First, Coach Skinner was a stickler for enforcing the hair policy at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, FL in the late '60s. Alan Collins and Gary Rossington were often the target of his wrath. Ronnie attended N.B. Forrest High, a few miles away. The band's original name was "The One Percent." When they changed it to Lynyrd Skynyrd they were very up front about the origin of the name. At first, this infuriated Coach Skinner. As the band grew in popularity he mellowed and sort of enjoyed the back-handed compliment. Leonard retired from teaching long ago and, last I heard, was a successful realtor in the Jacksonville area. Racemedic
Lynyrd Skynyrd The band's high school gym teacher, who gave them a hard time, was Leonard Skinner. Maureen
Lynyrd Skynyrd Named after Leonard Skinner, who was an annoying gym coach some band members had in high school  Bobo
LΖE Originally a quartet named Public Affection (under which they released an independent release called “Death of a Dictionary”), the members were encouraged to consider the idea of a new, edgier name by their record label & management staff. Based on the strength of their live shows, they decided to keep it basic & go with LΖE. Source: Peter Freedman (deceased), former manager MokaRican

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