How did innovative techno-musician Moby come by his unusual name?
His real name, Richard Melville Hall, gives it away. He's a relative (a great-great-great-nephew, give or take a great) of writer Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick. He was nicknamed Moby in early childhood.
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