There are at least three groups with the name Seymour. #1: Seymour was the original name of the British band Blur. In spring 1989, vocalist Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon and drummer Dave Rowntree, classmates at London's Goldsmiths College, formed Seymour, a name taken from J.D. Salinger's Seymour: An Introduction, which Albarn was reading at the time. Known in the Colchester underground scene as an art rock band, the band quickly gained underground popularity with their live shows.