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Sol Hoʻopiʻi: Steel Guitar Virtuoso And 21st Child

Have you ever read those articles about birth order? You know, the ones that say things like this? Frankly, I don’t think any of these would apply to today’s funny-named musician; Sol Hoʻopiʻi was born Child Numero 21 to his … Continue reading

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Herman Poole Blount aka Sun Ra

As the centenary of his birth approaches (May 22, 1914), we honor Sun Ra, born Herman Poole Blount, legally named Le Sony’r Ra, and going also at various times by the names Le Sonra and Sonny Lee. That’s a lot … Continue reading

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Caroline Charonplop Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

I got kyatapulted into Kyary blogging on a whim, when I started imitating the Blog of Funny Names at my place. Now that I’m actually on the BoFN crew, it’s time to bring everything ’round full circle and put Kyary … Continue reading

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Blossom Dearie

For other contributors here, funny name blogging is like life itself, a bounteous gift. These large-minded souls delight in discovering funny names, and cast their newfound treasures hither and thither to beloved readers with joyful abandon, as if they were … Continue reading

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Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart

Vocalist, poet, instrumentalist, songwriter, bandleader, sometime collaborator with his hometown pal and rival Frank Zappa, and (in his last decades) a critically acclaimed painter, Don Van Vliet, born with the name Don Glen Vliet, is known to most as Captain … Continue reading

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