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03 How did Queensryche begin?




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This article is from the Queensryche FAQ, by D. Birchall shag@arginine.umdnj.edu with numerous contributions by others.

03 How did Queensryche begin?

The five members of Queensryche, all from the Seattle area,
were involved in local bands before coming together under the
name The Mob and recording a 4-song EP, which became the
Queensryche EP. The members are, in order of birth:
Jan 14, 1959 : Geoff Tate, Vocals
Jan 29, 1960 : Eddie Jackson, Bass
Feb 23, 1962 : Michael Wilton, Guitar
Jun 14, 1963 : Chris DeGarmo, Guitar
Jun 15, 1963 : Scott Rockenfield, Drums

After the band's first managers suggested that a better name be
found, the band chose Queensreich, taken from the title of one
of the songs on their EP, Queen of the Reich, but altered the
spelling to Queensryche to avoid being mistaken for nazi
sympathizers. Scott Rockenfield's brother, Todd designed a
symbol, now known as the tri-ryche.

 

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