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10 Bands Named After Places

Bay City Rollers

In 1967, two brothers from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed a band called The Saxons, but they wanted a more American-sounding name, so they allegedly threw a dart at a map of the United States and when it landed on Bay City, Michigan, the Bay City Rollers were born.

Known for boogie-worthy music that makes you want to take a spin around a roller rink, the Bay City Rollers reached the top of the U.S. charts in 1976 with their hit "Saturday Night."


Helen Davies, Marjorie Dorfman, Mary Fons, Deborah Hawkins, Martin Hintz, Linnea Lundgren, David Priess, Julia Clark Robinson, Paul Seaburn, Heidi Stevens, and Steve Theunissen