“We were The Bangs. We loved The Bangs. It was very powerful, very short and in your face,” (Debbi Peterson). Sadly, there was already another The Bangs, in New Jersey, who threatened to sue. The (California) Bangs changed their name to Bangles – “We thought, well let’s just add three letters and it was kind of a Beatles reference in some odd way … Bangles, Beatles,” (Susanna Hoff). Bangles never looked back and The Bangs? Well, it was just another manic Monday for them – serving burgers ‘n’ fries in downtown Union City. Moral: never sue over your name. (Ask The Birds.)

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