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Here is something fun!  I had no idea where some of these bands were from!


Here is Insider's full list of the most famous bands of all-time from every state:

  1. Alabama- Alabama
  2. Alaska- Portugal. The Man
  3. Arizona- Alice Cooper
  4. Arkansas- Evanescence
  5. California- The Grateful Dead
  6. Colorado- OneRepublic
  7. Connecticut- The Carpenters
  8. Delaware- George Thorogood and the Destroyers
  9. Florida- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  10. Georgia- R.E.M.
  11. Hawaii- Pepper
  12. Idaho- Built to Spill
  13. Illinois- Earth, Wind & Fire
  14. Indiana- Jackson 5
  15. Iowa- Slipknot
  16. Kansas- Kansas
  17. Kentucky- My Morning Jacket
  18. Louisiana- The Neville Brothers
  19. Maine- Rustic Overtones
  20. Maryland- The Orioles
  21. Massachusetts- Boston
  22. Michigan- The Temptations
  23. Minnesota- Prince and the Revolution
  24. Mississippi- 3 Doors Down
  25. Missouri- Ike and Tina Turner
  26. Montana- Silkworm
  27. Nebraska- Bright Eyes
  28. Nevada- Imagine Dragons
  29. New Hampshire- Aerosmith
  30. New Jersey- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  31. New Mexico- The Shins
  32. New York- The Ramones
  33. North Carolina- The Charlie Daniels Band
  34. North Dakota- Bobby Vee & The Strangers
  35. Ohio- The Isley Brothers
  36. Oklahoma- The Flaming Lips
  37. Oregon- The Decemberists
  38. Pennsylvania- Hall & Oates
  39. Rhode Island- Talking Heads
  40. South Carolina- Hootie and the Blowfish
  41. South Dakota- The Spill Canvas
  42. Tennessee- Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three
  43. Texas- ZZ Top
  44. Utah- The Osmonds
  45. Vermont- Phish
  46. Virginia- Dave Matthews Band
  47. Washington- Nirvana
  48. Washington, D.C.- Minor Threat
  49. West Virginia- Asleep at the Wheel
  50. Wisconsin- Violent Femmes
  51. Wyoming- Teenage Bottlerocket


Full article here: https://www.insider.com/most-famous-band-every-state

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Sorry, I believe 311 has sold more albums and had more albums/songs on the top 10 Billboards top 200 sales, so not sure why they chose Bright Eyes.  Heck, I wouldn't be surprised 311's self titled album hasn't sold more than all of Bright Eye's albums combined.  Sorry, though I like some of these bands on this list, this list is junk. 




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16 minutes ago, uteman1011 said:

Fun fact; Imagine Dragons was formed in Provo, Utah while members attended BYU.  They moved to Las Vegas later on.

Might be on to something, though 311 was formed and recorded their first album in Nebraska, I do believe when their self titled album came out, they claimed to be from California. 

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On 7/20/2022 at 1:51 PM, RocketFoot said:

I think this list was voted up by random people in each state so it probably isn't very scientific!


Random people eh?  As long as the sample size was strong, it sounds like a reasonable approach to me. It may not be scientific in the sense that the WOKE generation hasn't approved of it, but it's good enough for mortal men.

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20 hours ago, babadono said:

Bob Seger.

Grand Funk

Stevie Wonder

Parliment Funkadelic


MOTOWN: Temptations, Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Supremes, etc.


Tommy James and The Shondells, Del Shannon, Question Mark and The Mysterions, Ted Nugent (famous is not the same as good) and others.

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3 minutes ago, DizRotus said:

Tommy James and The Shondells, Del Shannon, Question Mark and The Mysterions, Ted Nugent (famous is not the same as good) and others.

TRVTH! Dave Mallette

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Georgia  - James Brown and the Famous Flames  - Little Richard 


DC    --- Marvin Gaye - Billy Stewart  - Chuck Brown (father of Go Go) 


Michigan   --- Rare Earth -  Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels  -   Martha Reeves and the Vandellas  -  The Supremes  - The Four Tops - Jr. Walker and the All Stars


Mississippi  - Elvis 


Virginia   -  Bill Deal and the Rhondels  -  Minnie Ripperton


Pennsylvania    the Delphonics 


Arkansas  -  Al Green 


Missouri  -  Chuck Berry








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