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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
3
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk
4
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop
5
Etta James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll
6
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
10
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
12
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Americana, Noise rock, Rock music
13
The Coasters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll
14
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
15
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
18
Mike Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop
19
Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Shoegazing
20
Foxboro Hot Tubs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Garage punk
21
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
23
Bruce Johnston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list California Rock And Roll Bands List
Rock and roll, Baroque pop, Surf music
24
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