Boston Area Bands from the 70s, 80s and 90s

Aerosmith, Boston, The Cars and J. Geils Band might just be the biggest rock bands ever to come out of Boston -- and all finding huge success starting in the 1970s. Aerosmith and The Cars made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Boston and J. Geils, arguably, should have been inducted by now.

Oh, and what about Extreme, Pixies, 'Til Tuesday (featuring Aimee Mann), They Might Be Giants, New Kids on the Block and the New Edition? They just came to mind when writing this post -- all were, obviously, hugely successful groups!

Not to sound like one of those Time Life infomercials, but who can also remember some of the brilliant solo singers that came out of Boston -- and the rest of Massachusetts -- like James Taylor and Donna Summer? How about Billy Squier?

But wait, that wasn't all: Boston spawned a further wealth of bands and solo singers from back in the day. Many became regulars in the Boston club scene. Here are some, sure to bring you good memories depending upon your musical taste...

The Lemonheads (featuring Evan Dando)
Buffalo Tom
The Del Fuegos
Mission of Burma
The Drive
Juliana Hatfield
The Stompers
Throwing Muses
Barrence Whitfield and the Savages
Little Joe Cook and the Thrillers
Pousette-Dart Band
Duke and the Drivers
The Fools
Jon Butcher Axis
Letters to Cleo
The Atlantics
The Lyres
The Dresden Dolls
James Montgomery Band
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
Swinging Steaks
Robin Lane and the Chartbusters

Do you have pesonal memories/stories to tell of these bands and solo singers? What bands and other musicians did I miss? You can join the conversation by commenting in the box below.

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