Punk rock’s ‘first’ band to make Greensboro debut

Have you ever heard the bands, The Hype, Starfish or The Detours? Chances are you have, but just don't know it.

Those are the names of three huge rock bands that changed their names on the way to stardom, but not everyone is willing to do that, to make it.

There is a band that is just now beginning to make it big, because they refused to change their rather unusual name, back in the early 1970s, when they were one of the first to play what later became known as, 'punk rock,' and made famous by bands like American group, The Ramones, and the British band, The Sex Pistols. This was grunge, before there was grunge.

There is a new documentary, "A Band Called Death" telling the story of the three brothers who put the band together in Detroit, back when every group of young, black musicians from that city was supposed to be playing Motown.

The documentary is playing in Greensboro at the Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema on Saturday at 7 p.m.

You can find the movie's website here.

Here is a link to the page that gives you the previous names of 11 major rock bands.

Filed in: Buckley Report, News

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