How Did The Band .38 Special Get Their Name?

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Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
I can't find it, but, I asked on the site called project80s and hopefully someone can tell me, as this is bothering me greatly now. ^_^
thanked the writer.
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Jacquelyn Mathis
Jacquelyn Mathis commented
Couldn't help it. ^_^
Rena Chisholm
Rena Chisholm commented
I'm pretty sure you have an answer on that site now Tigg. I am psychic ya know. Heheh
Jacquelyn Mathis
Jacquelyn Mathis commented
Well, I got two versions, one is that they played in a bar in Jacksonville Fla. On Hwy. 38, reportedly their first gig in 1979, under the name Sunshine state band. But the next bit that I found was that the police burst into the garage where they were rehearsing, with guns drawn, and the guns were .38 specials. I don't know which to believe, but the latter sounds more like the real thing.
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Rena Chisholm answered
Well, this is how it went down.
Donnie got the idea to name the band 38 special from a song his brother Ronnie did called "Saturday night Special". In the lyrics, Ronnie sang about a man slipping into your house and filling you full of 38 holes.
That's my story and I'm stickin to it.

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