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Rock 'n' Roll Call
The History and Mystery
Behind Rock Names
Dean Boland

Dowling Press, 1998
ISBN: 0964645297
Music, 400 pages

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Ever wonder how your favorite band came up with their name? Say, why cool guys call themselves Pink Floyd? Or did you ever wonder what “ZZ Top” actually refers to? Now you can have these burning questions answered, thanks to Dean Boland’s Rock 'n' Roll Call, the definitive encyclopedia on the rock ‘n’ roll name game. Featuring more than 600 entries, Rock 'n' Roll Call provides the inside scoop on an eclectic mix of rock names, from AC/DC to ZZ Top.

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 DEAN BOLAND is an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County (Ohio), and specializes in the prosecution of computer crimes, as well as assisting the entire office with its implementation of technology. While surfing the Internet one night, he decided to pursue an old interest: just how did rock bands choose their names? And thus was born Rock 'n' Roll Call: The History and Mystery Behind Rock Names.


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