Your state's most famous musician?

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  1. boris bubbanov

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    But, I don't know how many people know Liberace was from Wisconsin. I didn't know.
     
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    Louisiana has got other fish to fry, but I wanna mention

    Pete Fountain, who passed away on August 6th.

    We've got plenty others I'm sure you're more aware of, but the guy was always so gracious and a superb professional. Very proud to have known him. R.I.P.
     
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    Native? No contest. George Thorogood.

    Though lots of musicians spent time here including Tom Verlaine, Bob Marley and Cab Calloway. I know that wasn't the question but this is Delaware. We take what we can get.
     
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    Ok, this one has a debate going in my house.

    So... Will Smith. He is a pretty famous person, and he's from PA. He's a musician and I'm pretty sure his radio career came before his acting career. However, I don't think his music is what made him really famous.

    So it might be argued that WS is the most famous person from PA who has ever had a hit song. But I don't think he's the person from PA who has received the most fame as a result of music.

    Judges? @blowtorch ? Can I get a ruling on this?
     
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    Sweden; ABBA, Yngwie, and Avicii.
    Must be the most famous artists, Max Martin behind the desk
     
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    Georgia: Ray Charles, Otis Redding, James Brown, and The Allman Brothers Band, most famous? I'd go w/ Ray.

    Minnesota: Bob Jokerman Dylan and Prince.
     
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    The only famous person from Maine is Stephen King. He's in a band, isn't he?

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    Curtis was from Chicago.
     
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    He said Born there.
     
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    I'm not from here but I've been in Virginia since 1998. I had to do some Googling. I think the most famous born in this state is Patsy Cline.
     
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    I guess it might depend on your age. When I think of famous Wisconsin musicians, Steve Miller comes to mind.
     
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    Forgot the Braun brothers, Mick, Gary, Willy and Cody from Mickey and the Motorcars and Reckless Kelly.
     
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    Charlie Daniels

    I'm originally from North Carolina
     
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    John Prine is from England? I thought he was from Chicago.
     
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    Brian Setzer perhaps?
     
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    He said Chuck Berry. Rock ON.

    Nice additions Harry, don't forget Leroy Vandyke.



     
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    For Mississippi... Its too easy.

    I'm sure some one has already mentioned them....

    Most of the blues greats are from here.
     
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    There are loads of "aussie" singers & musos who were born elsewhere but there's one we can claim back for this thread:

    - Flea

    also

    - Nellie Melba
    - Kylie Minogue

    all born in Victoria, Australia.

    From an outsider's view I would put Buddy Holly at the top of Texas. There are loads of people in this thread I've never heard of.
     
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    Yeah, I think the "famous" part of the thread has long been abandoned. I mean, Don Was is certainly not a household name.
     
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