Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: The name “Our Lady Peace”

Things to know about Our Lady Peace—specifically, their name. They took it from the title of a poem written in the 50s by an American poet named Mark Van Doren. Apparently, the entire poem was inspiring to everyone in the band. The name has caused a few problems over the years. Some people assume that they’re a gospel group or something.

Singer Raine Maida once received mail addressed to “Our Lady Peace Memorial Gardens.” And the group was once given a serious hassle by an American customs officer who thought that they were making fun of the Virgin Mary.

Yesterday’s Ongoing History Daily was all about how Liam and Noel Gallagher are actually mama’s boys.

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One thought on “Ongoing History Daily: The name “Our Lady Peace”

  • Before they were Our Lady Peace, the band name was “As If”.


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