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.