Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Long Island

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List of Long Island bands, listed by their level of fame. This Long Island musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Long Island bands are included, as well as many Long Island musicians of underground status. This list of Long Island 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 Long Island 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.

List bands range from Public Enemy to Blue Öyster Cult.

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Public Enemy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, The S1W group, Khari Wynn and Professor Griff. Formed in Long Island, New York in 1982, they are known for ...more

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Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs " The Reaper", "Godzilla" ...more

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Rakim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop William Michael Griffin, Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. One half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, he is widely regarded as one of the most ...more

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De La Soul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. The band is best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the ...more

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Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop Albert Johnson, better known by his stage name Prodigy, is an American rapper and one half of the Hip-hop duo Mobb Deep with Havoc. He is the great-great-grandson of the founder of Morehouse

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A Tribe Called Quest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip hop group that was formed in 1985, and is composed of MC/producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg aka Phife Diggy, and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. A fourth ...more

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Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop Ian Matthias Bavitz, better known by his stage name Aesop Rock, is an American hip hop recording artist and producer residing in San Francisco, California. He was at the forefront of the new ...more

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Mountain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal Mountain is an American rock band that formed in Long Island, New York in 1969. Originally comprising vocalist and guitarist Leslie West, bassist/vocalist Felix Pappalardi, keyboardist Steve ...more

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EPMD is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop EPMD is an American hip hop group from Brentwood, New York. The group's name is a concatenation of the members' names "E" and "PMD" or an acronym for "Erick and Parrish ...more

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Leslie West is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal Leslie West is an American rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He is best known as a founding member of the hard rock band Mountain.

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Chuck Schuldiner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He created the band Death, which he founded in 1983 under the name Mantas. He also recorded as ...more

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Taylor Dayne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Urban contemporary, Rock music, Dance-pop Leslie Wunderman, better known by her recording and stage names Les Lee and Taylor Dayne, is an American pop and freestyle music singer-songwriter and actress. In late 1987, she scored her first ...more

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Chrisette Michele is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B Chrisette Michele Payne, known professionally as Chrisette Michele, is an American Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer-songwriter. She was signed to the Motown Records but recently left ...more

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Stray Cats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music The Stray Cats are an American rockabilly band formed in 1979 by guitarist and vocalist Brian Setzer, double bassist Lee Rocker, and drummer Slim Jim Phantom in the Long Island town of ...more

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Erick Sermon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop Erick Sermon is an American rapper, musician, and record producer. Sermon is best known as half, alongside Parrish Smith, of late-1980s–1990s hip hop group EPMD and for production work. He was ...more

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MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop Daniel Dumile is a British-born American hip hop artist best known for his "super villain" stage persona and unique lyrics. Daniel Dumile has taken on several stage names in his ...more

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Taking Back Sunday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo Taking Back Sunday is an American rock band from Long Island, New York. The band was formed by guitarist Eddie Reyes in 1999.The band's members are Adam Lazzara, John Nolan, Eddie Reyes, Shaun ...more

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Vanilla Fudge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal Vanilla Fudge is an American rock band known predominantly for their extended rock renderings of contemporary hit songs, most notably "You Keep Me Hangin' On" . The band's original ...more

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Mindy Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Christian music, Americana, Indie Mindy Smith is an American singer-songwriter. Her music can be classified as folk, country, Americana, bluegrass, pop, rock, and even alternative. Her voice and musical sound have been compared ...more

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Brand New is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Pop punk, Gothic rock, Rock music Brand New is an alternative rock band from Long Island, New York. Formed in 2000, the band currently consists of vocalist/guitarist/lyricist Jesse Lacey, guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Vincent ...more

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Ravi Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Post-bop, Jazz Ravi Coltrane is an American post-bop jazz saxophonist. Co-owner of the record label RKM Music, he has produced artists such as pianist Luis Perdomo, guitarist David Gilmore, and trumpeter Ralph ...more

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R.A. The Rugged Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Dirty rap 'R.A. Thorburn better known by his stage name R.A. the Rugged Man is an American rapper. He began his music career at age 12, building a reputation locally for his lyrical skills. After a ...more

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Suffocation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Deathcore, Brutal death metal, Death metal Suffocation is an American death metal band that was formed in 1988 in Centereach, Long Island, New York. The band comprises vocalist Frank Mullen, guitarists Terrance Hobbs and Guy Marchais, ...more

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Gregory Raposo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Pop music, Rock music Gregory Frank "Greg" Raposo is an American rock'n'roll singer and actor. Raposo initially came to fame in the early 2000s as a member of the boy band Dream Street, but has subsequently ...more

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Glassjaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Neo-progressive rock, Mathcore, Emo Glassjaw is an American post-hardcore band from Long Island, New York. The band is fronted by vocalist Daryl Palumbo and guitarist Justin Beck. The band has been influential in the progression ...more

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Eric Martin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Heavy metal, Pop rock, Hard rock Eric Lee Martin is an American rock singer/musician active throughout the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s both as a solo artist and as a member of various bands. He earned his most prominent success as ...more

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Kenny Davern is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Swing music, Dixieland Kenny Davern, born John Kenneth Davern, was a jazz clarinetist.

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John Elefante is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Progressive rock John Elefante is an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and producer. He is known for his tenure as frontman of the rock group Kansas and is currently touring with several groups that ...more

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Head Automatica is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Synthpunk, New Wave, Dance-punk Head Automatica is a rock band from Long Island, New York fronted by Daryl Palumbo.

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Leaders of the New School is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Leaders of the New School is a hip hop group based in Long Island, New York.

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Wheatus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Pop punk, Rock music, Pop rock Wheatus is an American rock group from Northport, New York, formed in 1995. They are best known for their 2000 single "Teenage Dirtbag" which was featured in the movie Loser, the HBO ...more

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Justin Beck is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Art rock Justin Beck is the guitarist and musical writer for Long Island, New York band Glassjaw. Beck, with a high school and college buddy, Lee Tepper, also co-founded a band merchandise company called ...more

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Tatyana Ali is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B Tatyana Marisol Ali is an American actress, model and R&B singer, best known for her childhood role as Ashley Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Since January 2010, she has ...more

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Bomb The Music Industry! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Ska punk, Ska, Chiptune Bomb the Music Industry! was a band from Baldwin, Nassau County, New York. They wrote, produced, recorded, and distributed all of their music under the leadership of songwriter and producer Jeff ...more

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As Tall as Lions is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Alternative rock, Indie rock As Tall As Lions was an Indie Rock band from Long Island, New York.

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The Bomb Squad is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music The Bomb Squad is an American hip hop production team, known for their work with the rap group Public Enemy.

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Anthony Ian Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore Anthony Ian Berkeley better known as Poetic, was an American rapper and producer. He was also a founding member of the hip-hop group Gravediggaz, for which he used the alias Grym Reaper.

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Kevin Moore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Progressive metal, Industrial metal, Psychedelia Chroma Key is the name under which ex-Dream Theater keyboardist Kevin Moore records. Although primarily a solo project, several other musicians have recorded as part of Chroma Key such as ...more

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John Tesh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Christian music, Pop music, New Age music John Frank Tesh is an American pianist and composer of pop music, as well as a radio host and television presenter. His ten-year-old "Intelligence for Your Life" radio show reaches ...more

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Straylight Run is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock Straylight Run is an indie rock band based in Baldwin, New York. The band has released two albums Straylight Run and The Needles the Space as well as three EPs Prepare to Be Wrong, About Time ...more

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Margaret Becker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock Margaret Becker is an American Christian rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter. She has had twenty-one No. 1 Christian radio hits, won four Dove Awards, and been nominated for four Grammy

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Good Rats is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Rock music, Progressive rock, Blues The Good Rats are an American rock band from Long Island, New York. Their music mixes elements of rock with blues and pop. They are best-known on their native Long Island, although they had some ...more

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Daryl Palumbo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Dance-punk, Neo-psychedelia Daryl Palumbo is an American musician, originally from Elmira, New York. He is the frontman of the bands Glassjaw, Head Automatica and Color Film. As a youth he was a member of the Long Island ...more

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Cactus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music Cactus is an American hard rock band, formed in 1969.

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Vision of Disorder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Thrash metal, Grunge, Metalcore Vision of Disorder is an American hardcore punk/metalcore band from Long Island that released three albums before disbanding in 2002. The band garnered attention for blending melody and groove ...more

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Nine Days is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Pop punk, Rock music, Pop rock Nine Days is an American rock band from Long Island, New York. It was formed in 1994 by John Hampson and Brian Desveaux, and released three independent albums in the 1990s before their ...more

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Northern State is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music Northern State is a female hip-hop/indie rock group from New York, United States. The group consists of members Julie "Hesta Prynn" Potash, Correne "Spero" Spero, and Robyn ...more

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Jesse Lacey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Pop punk, Indie, Rock music Jesse Thomas Lacey is an American musician from Levittown, New York. He is the frontman of the band Brand New.

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The Reunion Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Pop punk The Reunion Show was an pop-punk American band from Long Island, New York. They released one album on Victory Records before three members of the group moved on to form Action Action.

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One True Thing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Long Island
Pop punk, Pop rock, Power pop One True Thing, originally known as Scarab, was an American Pop rock band from Long Island, New York. The band gained notable attention when Melanie Wills, their lead vocalist, sang on two of ...more