"and the" or "& the" for a band name?

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  1. TeleBlack

    TeleBlack Senior Member

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    Pretty simple question. If your band is named George and the Rats do you go like that or George & the Rats?
     
  2. Tom CT

    Tom CT Old Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Huey Lewis and the News. George Thorogood and the Destroyers. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Martha and the Vandellas. Spelling it out would be my preference.
     
  3. coltonius

    coltonius SeƱor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    It could go either way in my book.
     
  4. GuitarArt1980

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  5. popinvasion

    popinvasion Supporting Member

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    Think about your domain.
     
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  7. TeleBlack

    TeleBlack Senior Member

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    Good point. In my case though the domain will be like DADrats.com if the name was Dan A Daniels and the Rats.
     
  8. tiktok

    tiktok Supporting Member

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    Sloppy computer programs have problems with "&" characters in a text string. Best to avoid.
     
  9. 2HBStrat

    2HBStrat Member

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    It's the exact same thing, like is it "2 + 2" or "2 plus 2"?
     
  10. jdogric12

    jdogric12 Supporting Member

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    This.
     
  11. TeleBlack

    TeleBlack Senior Member

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    Another super valid point.
     
  12. fisticuffs

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    Ding Ding Ding! G&L has this problem.
     
  13. deeohgee

    deeohgee Member

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    Hipster it up a little

    George + Rats
     
  14. Chrome Dinette

    Chrome Dinette Silver Supporting Member

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    Call yourselves Ampersand & The Definite Article.
     

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