Massachusetts is famous for many things. While music might not be the first thing that pops into your head when you think about Massachusetts, some of the most popular bands in the world call the Bay State home.

From humble beginnings stemming from Boston and stretching west to the hills, tons of famous rock, pop, and R&B groups have humble beginnings in their home state of Massachusetts.

Combining our love of Massachusetts and our love of music, we put together a list of our 16 favorite groups to come out of the Commonwealth. Keep in mind, this is only GROUPS, we know that there are a ton of great solo artists that call Massachusetts home, but we'll save that list for another day.



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