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.


The Cars

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


Billy Squier

Yes, Billy Squier is from Wellesley, MA.


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.


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