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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Stations with celebrity names (round two)

About 18 months ago, inspired by a quiz I heard on Heart.fm I challenged you all to come up with some
celebrities that shared their name with London Underground stations. So it was interesting to see that TfL's iTunes promotion is going down a similar route:

Oyster iTunes Poster

Using the classic station-soundalikes "Whitney Euston" and "MC Hammersmith" and following up with the not so classic "Lily Balham", "Eric Clapham" and "Iggy Poplar" (only popular enough for the website) - the pun-tastic singers' names are gracing posters and the website for the "set-up-Oyster-auto-top-up-and-get-five-free-iTunes" offer.

There were a number of singers when you came up with the suggestions before, but since the summer of 2005 (when Lily Allen was barely more than Keith Allen's daughter) there must be more bands and artists that share their names London's stations. Feel free to suggest away - remember to use as much artistic licence with the names as TfL have.

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