Wednesday, November 28, 2007
One Singular Sensation
I used to think that the Jefferson Airplane was the first band to use a singular name - as opposed to plurals like the Chords, the Crickets, the Comets or the Brothers Four - but now I see that the Lovin' Spoonful may have got there first. Both bands were formed in 1965, but Jefferson Airplane Takes Off wasn't released until August of 1966, by which time the Spoonmen had already had four Top Ten hits. Unless I'm overlooking someone - and more than likely I am - I think we have to give them the nod.