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From Darlin’ to Daft Punk

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THE STORY BEHIND THE DAFT PUNK BAND NAME

Darlin’ was a French rock band formed in 1992 by Laurent Brancowitz, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. Their band name was taken from a Beach Boys song.
In the Melody Maker, a UK musical revue active from 1926 until 2000, writer Dave Jennings described Darlin”s single Cindy So Loud on May 1993 as a “daft punky thrash”. After reading it, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo adopted that phrase for their new band’s name and this is how the name Daft Punk came up.

DAFT PUNK IN A NUTSHELL

Formed: 1993, Paris,

Genre: Electronic, Pop

Greatest hit: ‘Starboy’ (20??) – Charted:  1.