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Pop and Rock Stars From Missouri

Rock/Pop Stars From Missouri
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The state of Missouri is home to many popular rock and pop stars and bands. Here are some notable ones from over the years.

Just about everyone knows Sheryl Crow is a native Missourian. The pop/rock/country singer was born and raised in small Kennett, Missouri and has 19 chart hits and nine original albums to her name.

The great Chuck Berry is a St. Louisan. Born in 1926 the legendary singer and guitar player is responsible for several rock and roll standards like, ‘Johnny B. Goode,’ ‘Roll Over Beethoven,’ Maybellene’ and ‘No Particular Place To Go.’ Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #5 on their 2004 ‘Greatest Artists of all Time’ list.

Former Doobie Brother Michael McDonald is another Missouri star who hails from St. Louis. His highly recognizable voice helped propel the Doobie’s to be one of the biggest bands of the 1970’s. His solo career is arguably even more successful, having spanned over 30 years now.  Michael even boasts five Grammy awards.

Cavo is a rock band out of St. Louis that is currently making a name for themselves. Their break through song ‘Champagne’ reached #1 on the American rock charts in 2008. Another single, ‘Crash’ went to #6 the following year. Their single ‘Let It Go’ is featured in the movie ‘Transformers: revenge of the Fallen.’

Rock band Puddle of Mudd out of Kansas City sold over 5 million copies of their major label debut album ‘Come Clean.’ The single ‘Blurry’ reached #5 of the Billboard chart and catapulted the band to stardom in 2001.

American Idol winner David Cook comes from Blue Springs, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City. His self-titled 2008 album is certified platinum by the RIAA. Cook has charted 5 singles, the biggest being 2008’s ‘The Time Of My Life’ which reached #3.

Ozark Mountain Daredevils were formed in 1972 in Springfield, Missouri. Their best known song ‘Jackie Blue’ reached #3 on the Billboard charts in 1975 and the song still gets radio airplay.

It should be pretty obvious where the band Missouri is from. Specifically they formed in Kansas City in the late 60’s and are best known for their hit ‘Movin on’ in 1977.

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