There’s got to be a music joke in here somewhere.

Today’s post comes in the form of a question.

Back in the day when garage bands were all the rage, there was this rock and roll group called Theseus’ Ship. However, due to artistic disagreements, the members of the band were fired and replaced frequently until the number of ex-band members outnumbered the current band members and, indeed, none of the original band members were in the current band.  So the ex-band members formed their own group, also calling it Theseus’ Ship, they toured at the same time, and both groups claimed to be the original, legitimate band.

Who was right?


One Response

  1. When John Denver was touring with the Mitchell trio, he was forced to give up the name when the last original member quit. On a different but similar note, Brian Wilson and Mike Love have had a couple of arguments about who should get to call their group “The Beach Boys”. I don’t think there’s a one-size-fits-all answer for this situation.


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