Friday, January 30, 2009

John Lennon's Pseudonyms

When traveling or appearing as a guest artist on someone else's album, the playful Lennon often adopted pseudonyms. His favorites were Dr. Winston O'Boogie, Mel Torment (based on singer Mel Torme), and the Reverend Fred Gherkin.

During his solo career, he also gave his back-up bands such names as

The Plastic Ono Band
The Plastic Ono Band with the Flux Fiddlers
The Plastic U.F.Ono Band
The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band - Little Big Horns and the Philharmonic Orchestrange

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