Some bands have strange pronunciations of their names, that aren't immediately obvious from their spelling.
Entries Beginning with B
Exactly as it appears
pronounced as BAH-sha
I used to think that Basia's name pronounced "BAY-zha"; 18 years later when I watched the "Time and Tide" video on YouTube, she said "BAH-sha."
Group named after the famous prison in France
pronounced as BAWN-o
U2's frontman. He pronounces the first "o" with a short sound, whereas Sonny Bono said it with a long sound (BONE-o). Go figure.
Not Bee-five-twos; the number 52 is read like it normally would be.
Her surname rhymes with "holes"
Easy enough, but so many people get it wrong
They were a Christian alternative rock band in the 90s. They changed their name to Model Engine in 1997 and broke up 3 years later. The title is in reference to the seven sons of Sceva mentioned in the book of Acts of the Bible.
Ex-iron Maiden frontman.
The 'G' has a hard sound. (Not a soft sound, like a 'j')
Personally I like bon, as in bon-bon, eye-vur. Oh well :)
The name/word "Bourgeois" is of French origin.
Bow as in taking a bow (or the front end of a ship), not the kind you wear in your hair.
They use the Roman numeral for 2.
This is the pronunciation I've heard. I'm surprised it's not pronounced "Boor-ZHWAH", which is French.
Best known for his 1962 hit "Hey Baby."
Pronounced like Coburn, as in actor James Coburn.
Yeah. I used to pronounce it like "bay-hay-moth"
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