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List of Famous Bands from St. Louis

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

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues
    Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer and...  more

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    Hip hop music, Pop music
    Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. (born November 2, 1974), known professionally as Nelly, is an American...  more

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    Ike & Tina Turner

    Blues-rock, Pop music
    Ike & Tina Turner were an American musical duo composed of the husband-and-wife team of Ike...  more

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    #128 of 489 The Best Rock Vocalists#292 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap
    Howard Bailey Jr. (Born March 9, 1980), better known by his stage name Chingy, is an American...  more

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    #583 of 1,019 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time#24 of 27 The Best Dressed Rappers

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    T-Bone Burnett

    Americana, Rock music
    Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett III (born January 14, 1948) is an American record producer,...  more

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    #155 of 227 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters#323 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

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    Pee Wee Russell

    Post-bop, Jazz
    Charles Ellsworth "Pee Wee" Russell (March 27, 1906 – February 15, 1969), was a jazz musician....  more
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal
    Anacrusis is a Progressive Thrash metal band from St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Anacrusis was one...  more
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop
    Jerrell C. Jones (born March 28, 1986), better known by his stage name J-Kwon, is an American...  more

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    #54 of 105 The Best Musical Artists From Missouri#144 of 161 The Best Hardcore Rappers

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    Story of the Year

    Pop punk, Rock music
    Story of the Year is an American rock band formed in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1995. The band...  more

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    #348 of 389 The Best Punk Bands Of All Time#49 of 149 The Best Emo Bands

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    Truth Hurts

    Hip hop music, Pop music
    Truth Hurts or The Truth Hurts may refer to:...  more

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    Angela Winbush

    Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
    Angela Lisa Winbush (born January 18, 1955) is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter and...  more

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    #55 of 143 The Greatest Black Female Singers#99 of 177 The Greatest R&B Artists of All Time

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    The Urge

    Ska punk, Ska
    The Urge is an alternative rock band based in St. Louis, Missouri. Their music combines...  more
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    Rock music, Pop rock
    Ludo is an alternative rock band from St. Louis, Missouri. The band consists of lead...  more
  • 14

    Fontella Bass

    Pop music, Rhythm and blues
    Fontella Marie Bass (July 3, 1940 – December 26, 2012) was an American R&B and soul singer and...  more
  • 15

    Louise Post

    Alternative rock
    Louise Lightner Post (born December 7, 1966) is an American musician. She is best known for...  more
  • 16

    So They Say

    Emo, Pop rock
    So They Say is an alternative rock band based in St. Louis, Missouri. They released their...  more
  • 17

    Josephine Baker

    Music hall, Cabaret
    Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald, naturalised French Joséphine Baker; 3 June...  more

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    Jimmy McCracklin

    Jump blues, Rhythm and blues
    Jimmy McCracklin (August 13, 1921 – December 20, 2012) was an American pianist, vocalist, and...  more
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    Eva Taylor

    Jazz, Blues
    Eva Taylor (January 22, 1895 — October 31, 1977) was an American blues singer and stage...  more
  • 20

    Ellen Foley

    Rock music
    Ellen Foley (born June 5, 1951) is an American singer and actress who has appeared on Broadway...  more
  • 21

    Murphy Lee

    Hip hop music
    Torhi Harper (born December 18, 1983), better known by his stage name Murphy Lee, is an...  more
  • 22
    Lawrence Franks, Jr., (January 1, 1989 – June 25, 2020) better known by his stage name Huey,...  more
  • 23

    Brendan Kelly

    Punk rock
    Brendan Kelly (born September 8, 1976) is the bassist/vocalist of Chicago-based punk band The...  more
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    Hip hop music, Pop rap
    Ali was the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Ali may also refer to: Ali...  more
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    Billy Davis, Jr.

    Pop music, Sunshine pop
    Billy Davis Jr. (born June 26, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American musician, best...  more