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List of Famous Bands from Champaign

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List of Champaign bands, listed by their level of fame. This Champaign musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Champaign bands are included, as well as many Champaign musicians of underground status. This list of Champaign musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Champaign bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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REO Speedwagon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Champaign

Albums: Live: You Get What You Play For, Good Trouble, Can't Fight This Feeling, The Earth, a Small Man, + more

REO Speedwagon (originally styled as R.E.O. Speedwagon) is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois. Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved ...more

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The Best REO Speedwagon Albums of All Time #10 of 372 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame #103 of 263 The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Hum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Champaign

Albums: You’d Prefer an Astronaut, Downward Is Heavenward, Electra 2000, Fillet Show, Stars, + more

Hum is an alternative rock band from Champaign, Illinois. They are best known for their 1995 radio hit "Stars". Hum has not been consistently active as a recording or touring group
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Poster Children is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Champaign

Albums: DDD, Flower Plower, Daisychain Reaction, RTFM, Junior Citizen, + more

Poster Children is an American indie rock band formed at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1987. They have issued eleven studio albums. Known for their strong DIY ethic, the band ...more
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Braid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Champaign

Albums: Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five, Frame & Canvas, The Age of Octeen, Movie Music, Volume Two, + more

Braid is an American emo band from Champaign, Illinois, formed in 1993. Following several early line-up changes, the band eventually settled on Bob Nanna on guitar and vocals, Todd Bell on bass, ...more
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The Living Blue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Champaign

Albums: Living in Blue, Everyday Is a Sunday Evening

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Headlights is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Champaign

Albums: Wildlife, Kill Them With Kindness, Some Racing, Some Stopping, Keep Your Friends and Loves Close. Keep the City You Call Home Closer., + more

Headlights was an American indie rock band from Champaign, Illinois on Polyvinyl Records. The band was formed following the dissolution of Absinthe Blind, when members Seth and Brett Sanderson ...more
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The Blackouts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Champaign

Albums: Living in Blue, Everyday Is a Sunday Evening

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The Beauty Shop is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Champaign

Albums: Yard Sale, Yr Money or Yr Life, Monster, Crisis Helpline

The Beauty Shop was an Americana rock / alt country band, led by singer-songwriter-guitarist John Hoeffleur, based out of Champaign, Illinois. Formed in 1999, they released two EPs and two full ...more
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Champaign is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Champaign
Champaign

Albums: How 'Bout Us + Bonus Tracks, Modern Heart, The Very Best of Champaign: How 'Bout Us, How 'Bout Us

Champaign is a 1980s American R&B band best known for their 1981 hit, "How 'Bout Us".
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Vivid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Champaign
Vivid

Albums: Brightblur, Dressed to the Nines...Armed to the Teeth!

Massivivid was a Christian band founded by Wally Shaw and Mark Nash. Their sound was based in industrial rock and electronic pop, but with a hard edge and intensity similar to that of Nine Inch ...more