Bands/Musicians California Rock And Roll Bands List

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List of California rock and roll bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as rock and roll solo artists from California are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great California music that you've never heard before. The rock and roll bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in California. If you think the best California rock and roll band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

This list contains bands like Guns N' Roses and Jim Morrison.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular rock and roll bands from California?" and "Which rock and roll bands started in California?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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The Doors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop

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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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Creedence Clearwater Revival is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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Ritchie Valens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Chicano rock, Rock music, Rock and roll

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Moby Grape is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Garage rock, Folk rock

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Little Feat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Americana, Swamp pop, Jazz-funk

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Eddie Cochran is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Rockabilly, Rock and roll

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Americana, Noise rock, Rock music

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The Coasters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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Rickie Lee Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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B.Slade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Hip hop music, Neo soul, Rhythm and blues

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The Platters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Rocket from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Alternative rock, Rock and roll

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Mike Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Shoegazing

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Foxboro Hot Tubs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Garage punk

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The Gone Jackals is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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John Reis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Alternative rock, Rock and roll

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Bruce Johnston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock and roll, Baroque pop, Surf music

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Daniel Flores is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Rock and roll

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The Morlocks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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Ryan Starr is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Alternative rock, Rock and roll

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Deadbolt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Psychobilly, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Joey Waronker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Rock and roll

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Rhino Bucket is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Heavy metal, Rock and roll, Hard rock

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Gravedigger V is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List

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Whitestarr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Rock and roll

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Creedle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Noise rock, Klezmer, Rock music

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Allah-Las is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Rock and roll

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Back Off Cupids is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Back Off Cupids Rock music, Rock and roll, Post-punk

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Sultans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Rock and roll

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The Ducks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock

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Rick & The Ravens is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Rock and roll

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Red Lightning is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Rock and roll

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The Yellow Payges is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
The Yellow Payges Garage rock, Rock and roll, Psychedelic rock

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Ysabella Brave is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Soundtrack, Show tune, Pop music

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The Mofo Party Band is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Rock and roll, Blues

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Zachary James is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Zachary James Power pop, Rock and roll, Glam rock

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Bobby Joe Ebola and the Childr... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits

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Hunter and the Dirty Jacks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Brian Lara added Hunter and the Dirty Jacks