Average White Band

Scottish funk and R&B band from Dundee that effortlessly goes through life as AWB as well.

There are two explanations for the band name.

How did Average White Band get the name - SnowstormThe first is that it is about a set phrase. Q: How cold is it outside? A: Too cold for the average white man. Hmm.

A bit more credible perhaps and certainly funnier is the story that black talent scout Keith Harris, attached to Stevie Wonder's management, was told after asking if the band was any good: Well, they are better than the average white band.

Probably apocryphal anyway, as Harris did not work in the music industry yet in 1971.

Active: 1971-1982; 1989-present, GBR
Site: http://www.averagewhiteband.com


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