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Fun Music Information -> 54-40

This is the most recent information about 54-40 that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about 54-40, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).


Band Name Origins:

  • There is a post regarding the band 54-40 that claims it has to do with an unemployment form. Now although UB40 takes it's name from a tax form, 54-40 most certainly has to do with American History. The Democratic slogan in the 1844 election was "54-40 or fight!", referring to the expansionist view that the U.S. was destined by God to spread the American democratic system as far as possible. 54-40 refers to the 54'40' parallel, which Presidential candidate James K. Polk was willing to fight Britain to gain control of (north of Oregon into present-day British Columbia). The British compromised with the 49th paralllel, extending the northwest boundary of the US to it's current position. Submitted by: Paul Arena
  • It is actually a reference to the parallel that borders the US and canada throughout the praries. LBJ said once, that Canada and the US will soon be one, and then the number 54-40 will not matter. Submitted by: Noah Spencer

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Ocean Pear" originally "Ocean Pearl"
Candy Welty
"Ocean Earl" originally "Ocean Pearl"

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

22-20s combined with 54-40
Two band names composed of two numbers each, get added together.
Submitted By: Mr. X

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