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Massachusetts is no Michigan when it comes to great music – although that’s a matter of opinion. Massachusetts was the starting point for a number to rockers; check out some of the best classic rockers who call Boston, Wellesley and Worcester, Massachusetts “home.”



After all, they are “the Bad Boys from Boston.” At first,  Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton called their band “Jam Band” but then they met Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer and Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith in 1970, in Boston, MA. Tabano was replaced  a year later by Brad Whitford, and the rest is history.

Aerosmith - Love In An Elevator

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The Cars

Ric Ocasek, Benjamin Orr, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes and David Robinson formed The Cars in Boston, MA in 1976.


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Billy Squier

Yes, Billy Squier is from Wellesley, MA.

Billy Squier - The Stroke

Shot along with "In The Dark" and "My Kinda Lover", "The Stroke" is one of Billy's signature performance videos from "Don't Say No."


The J. Geils Band

John Geils formed The J. Geils Band in Worcester, MA in 1968, along with the band’s original line-up: Peter Wolf, Richard “Magic Dick” Salwitz, Stephen Bladd, Seth Justman and  Danny Klein.

J. Geils Band - Must Of Got Lost - 11/5/1977 - Winterland (Official)

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If Boston wasn’t from Boston, I’d have some questions.

Boston - Foreplay / Long Time (Audio)

Music video by Boston performing Foreplay / Long Time (Audio). (C) 2017 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment


Angie Krueger is a journalist who enjoys eating to Classic Rock music. She also enjoys listening to it.