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May 09, 1993

AND ONE MORE THING: Ever wonder how your favorite band got its name? Adam Dolgins, a marketing manager for Spy magazine, thought enough people would say "yes" to the question that he put together a whole book of answers. Titled "Rock Names," the Citadel Press paperback gives you the reason for the name of every band from ABBA and ABC to the Youngbloods and ZZ Top--often in the band members' own words. Our favorite entry is for the Jesus and Mary Chain. About the band's provocative name, guitarist William Reid reveals, "To be honest, I don't think there's any story to it. I just made it up."

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