Ongoing History Daily: Facts about The Beaches

Some facts about The Beaches that may have escaped your attention until now.

(1) The group began in 2007 under the name Done With Dolls. After a few lineup changes, they morphed into The Beaches, taking their name after their Toronto neighbourhood.

(2) You would think that “The Beaches” would be a name that had been already taken. Turns out there were bands called Lonely Beaches, Beach House, Dead Beaches and a few others. No one had named their group just “The Beaches,” so they took it.

And (3) Frontwoman Jordan Miller used to be a fan of fantasy live-action roll playing. Anything with elves and knights was okay by her. Meanwhile, drummer Eliza Enman-McDaniel couldn’t get enough of Pokemon.

Friday’s post was about the “Keep ‘Em Separated” guy.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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