[Dixielandjazz] Re: The Molly Ringwald's

Rob McCallum rakmccallum at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 25 17:13:10 PDT 2003

Hi Bob and Bill and everyone,

I agree with Bill Gunter.  I think the Molly Ringwalds is a great name for
an 80's cover band.  Not to sound academic, but Molly is really an icon of
the 1980's youth culture, and will always be remembered as such.  She's the
quintessential symbol of the 80's teenager because of films like Pretty In
Pink and The Breakfast Club.

For a bad example of an "icon" name, there was a guy (or a band?) playing
around Detroit several years ago called Elvis Hitler.  Never heard him
(don't think I'd want to), but I'm sure he landed a gig or two just from

All the best,
Rob McCallum

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Gunter <jazzboard at hotmail.com>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Re: The Molly Ringwald's

> Listmates,
> Ringwald writes (regarding a band in New Orleans called "The Molly
> Ringwalds):
> >  Yes, we know about them.  It is an 80s band.  They have no connection
> >my
> >daughter.
> >
> >I understand that because it is not connected with movies or TV, being a
> >different part of show business, it would be very difficult to make them
> >stop using the name.
> >
> >I suppose it could be done, but would be very expensive.
> Is there any credibility to the notion that this may actually be good for
> Molly in the sense that it is keeping her name before the public? If Molly
> is not demeaned and the name indicates admiration for her then is is
> possible that you may not want to squelch it?
> I'm certainly not advocating this notion but I do wonder about such things
> from time to time.
> Respectfully submitted,
> Bill Gunter
> jazzboard at hotmail.com
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