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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.

List features bands like Nelly, Ike & Tina Turner, and many more

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  • Chuck Berry1

    Chuck Berry

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsThe Great Twenty-Eight, Maybellene, Two Great Guitars, Rock, Rock

    Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer and...  more
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  • Nelly2


    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsNellyville, Country Grammar, Sweat, Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention, Sweat / Suit

    Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. (born November 2, 1974), known professionally as Nelly, is an American...  more
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  • Ike & Tina Turner3

    Ike & Tina Turner

    Blues-rock, Pop music

    AlbumsRiver Deep - Mountain High, The Soul Anthology, Bold Soul Sister: The Best of the Blue Thumb Recordings, Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner, Nutbush City Limits

    Ike & Tina Turner were an American musical duo composed of the husband-and-wife team of Ike...  more
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    #130 of 603 The Best Rock Vocalists#503 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • Chingy4


    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

    AlbumsJackpot, Powerballin', Success & Failure, Hoodstar, Hate It or Love It

    Howard Bailey Jr. (Born March 9, 1980), better known by his stage name Chingy, is an American...  more
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  • T-Bone Burnett5

    T-Bone Burnett

    Americana, Rock music

    AlbumsThe Criminal Under My Own Hat, A Place at the Table, Trap Door, T Bone Burnett, Truth Decay

    Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett III (born January 14, 1948) is an American record producer,...  more
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  • Pee Wee Russell6

    Pee Wee Russell

    Post-bop, Jazz

    AlbumsAsk Me Now!, The College Concert, The Spirit of '67, Jazz Original, We're in the Money

    Charles Ellsworth "Pee Wee" Russell (March 27, 1906 – February 15, 1969), was a jazz musician....  more
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  • Anacrusis7


    Thrash metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsScreams and Whispers, Manic Impressions, Suffering Hour, Reason, Hindsight

    Anacrusis is a Progressive Thrash metal band from St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Anacrusis was one...  more
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  • J-Kwon8


    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

    AlbumsHood Hop 2, Hood Hop, J-Kwon, Hood Hop 2.5, Fresh Azimiz

    Jerrell C. Jones (born March 28, 1986), better known by his stage name J-Kwon, is an American...  more
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    #50 of 105 The Best Musical Artists From Missouri#18 of 19 Famous People Who Have Been Reported Missing

  • Story of the Year9

    Story of the Year

    Pop punk, Rock music

    AlbumsPage Avenue, In the Wake of Determination, The Black Swan, The Constant, Story of the Year

    Story of the Year is an American rock band formed in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1995. The band...  more
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    #346 of 389 The Best Punk Bands Of All Time#48 of 149 The Best Emo Bands

  • Truth Hurts10

    Truth Hurts

    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsReady Now, Truthfully Speaking, Addictive, Truth

    Truth Hurts or The Truth Hurts may refer to:...  more
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  • Angela Winbush11

    Angela Winbush

    Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsGreatest Love Songs, Angela Winbush, Ultimate Collection, The Real Thing, Sharp

    Angela Lisa Winbush (born January 18, 1955) is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter and...  more
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  • The Urge12

    The Urge

    Ska punk, Ska

    AlbumsFat Babies in the Mix, Receiving the Gift of Flavor, Master of Styles, Too Much Stereo, Magically Delicious

    The Urge is an alternative rock band based in St. Louis, Missouri. Their music combines...  more
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  • Ludo13


    Rock music, Pop rock

    AlbumsYou’re Awful, I Love You, Ludo, Broken Bride, Prepare the Preparations

    Ludo is an alternative rock band from St. Louis, Missouri. The band consists of lead...  more
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  • Fontella Bass14

    Fontella Bass

    Pop music, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsThe Very Best Of, Rescued: The Best of Fontella Bass, Free (The Paula Recordings), No Ways Tired, The New Look

    Fontella Marie Bass (July 3, 1940 – December 26, 2012) was an American R&B and soul singer and...  more
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  • Louise Post15

    Louise Post

    Alternative rock
    Louise Lightner Post (born December 7, 1966) is an American musician. She is best known for...  more
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  • So They Say16

    So They Say

    Emo, Pop rock

    AlbumsAntidote for Irony, Life in Surveillance, So They Say

    So They Say is an alternative rock band based in St. Louis, Missouri. They released their...  more
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  • Josephine Baker17

    Josephine Baker

    Music hall, Cabaret

    AlbumsJ'ai deux amours, My Greatest Songs, Joséphine Baker, Breezin' Along, The Fabulous Josephine Baker

    Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald, naturalised French Joséphine Baker; 3 June...  more
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  • Jimmy McCracklin18

    Jimmy McCracklin

    Jump blues, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsSouthern Blues Cruise, The Mercury Recordings, San Francisco Blues, My Story, The Walk / I'm to Blame

    Jimmy McCracklin (August 13, 1921 – December 20, 2012) was an American pianist, vocalist, and...  more
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  • Eva Taylor19

    Eva Taylor

    Jazz, Blues

    AlbumsI Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate / Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, Not Just the Blues

    Eva Taylor (January 22, 1895 — October 31, 1977) was an American blues singer and stage...  more
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  • Ellen Foley20

    Ellen Foley

    Rock music

    AlbumsNight Out, The Very Best Of, Spirit of St. Louis, Another Breath

    Ellen Foley (born June 5, 1951) is an American singer and actress who has appeared on Broadway...  more
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  • Murphy Lee21

    Murphy Lee

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsDa Skool Boy Presents Murphy's Law, You See Me, My Shoes, Who Says St. Louis Ain't Hip Hop?, Murphy Lee's Sophomore Album

    Torhi Harper (born December 18, 1983), better known by his stage name Murphy Lee, is an...  more
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  • Huey22
    Lawrence Franks, Jr., (January 1, 1989 – June 25, 2020) better known by his stage name Huey,...  more
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  • Brendan Kelly23

    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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  • Ali24


    Hip hop music, Pop rap

    AlbumsHeavy Starch

    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.25

    Billy Davis, Jr.

    Pop music, Sunshine pop

    AlbumsI Hope We Get to Love in Time

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