"The" in band names


#1

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#2

No mention of The The?


#3

Or the various Billy Childish and 60s garage rock β€œThee” bands.


#4

Came here to say this, leaving satisfied. This omission pretty much invalidates the entire article for me.


#5

I hate when people call them The The The.


#6

How about The La's?


#7

One of my favorite groups has gone by "The Prodigy" and just "Prodigy".


#8

Which group was that?


#9

Mozart.


#10

Slow news day? Not enough tear gas for ya?


#11

After the Band Clone Wars, I ran into a The The almost every day. A Thee Thee was one of the worst, until I encountered THE Thee Thee. ::shudder::


#12

I had often been told that the name of a particular band was just 'Manic Street Preachers', but they introduced themselves with a 'The' at Glastonbury this year. And they were bloody amazing.


#13

The Definite Article <-- great band name


#14

For a long time I was confused by the sexual ambivalence suggested by Cole Porter's Les Girls.


#15

The article discussed the vowel problem with the band "Eagles", a band that doesn't have a name prefixed by a definite article. However, we often apply one in use - even the band does. That's evidenced by their album covers. Where the band name leads the titling, there is no "The" - it's only when additional text is included that "THE" gets added (a capped "The" being appropriate for title format). So you get confusion:

EAGLES - THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971-1975

THE VERY BEST OF THE EAGLES

This is confusing enough that the wikipage for the band actually appeared as part of a question sequence on Only Connect. I can't remember the other three clues involved, but the lateral link was that all of them were pages frequently contested on Wikipedia. Eagles was clued as:

Eagles
The Eagles

Currently, the wikipage seems to use the name correctly applying a definite article before the name at the start of a paragraph ("The Eagles are . . .") while using "Eagles (band)" as a header. "The Eagles" searched redirects to the "the-less" page. It's a reasonable compromise.

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#16

The "in" band names.


#17

"The" plays hell with my file sorting and subsequent file re-locating.


#18



So not all that definite.


#19

Absolutely no one has mentioned The Band so far? What the's wrong with you people?????


#20

Every once in a while it's The The. Of course, it's policy never to say your The The. We have to use the indefinite article, a The The, The The The never … your The The.

@Willondon sorry, sometimes policy dictates The The The