Massachusetts is famous for so many things. We have history, we have sports, actors, and yes, we have music! Quite a few iconic artists were born and/or raised here. I bet you can name at least a few of the super-famous singers right off the bat. But, I also bet you will name some you think are from here, and actually aren’t. Case in point, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Yes, the band was Boston based, but they moved here, after meeting and forming a band in New Hampshire. Tyler is actually from New York City. But take a look here…These 19 famous singers are ALL from Massachusetts.
You would think Rick Ocasek from the Boston based rock band The Cars was from here, right? He was not. How about J. Giels or Peter Wolf from the Boston based J. Giels Band? Not from Boston. The Standells who famously sing about Boston and it’s “Dirty Water” are from L.A. All of these acts are not on the list, here, as they were not born or raised in the great state of Massachusetts. However, these 19 famous singer are all from Massachusetts.
With help from Wikipedia and the artists’ websites, I’ve compiled a fairly comprehensive list of celebrity musicians and singers. I’m sure there are some that will be missed, but it’s a decent showing of talent from the Bay State.