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Music of Nebraska

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Music of the United States
History (Timeline and Samples)
Before 1940: Synthesis of Sources
1940s and 50s: Invention of Popular Music
1960s and 70s: Creation of a Counterculture
1980s to the present: Diversification of Styles
African American
Native American music (Inuit music>Inuit and Hawaiian)
Latin (Tejano and Puerto Rican)
Other immigrants (Jewish, European, South and East Asian, modern African, Middle-Eastern and Cajun and Creole)
Local music
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Among the most famous Nebraskan artists are Little Joe & the Ramrods, a rock band, and Dickey Lee, a Nashville songwriter. Lauren Brown and Bob Olson, both famous trumpeters, came from Nebraska.

Table of contents
1 Rock and roll
2 Surf
3 References

Rock and roll

The earliest rock and roll band from Fremont, Nebraska was The Nomads, followed by The Sneakers, The Fugitives, The Invaders and The Brackmen. The long-running popular Haywood-Wakefield Band is maybe the region's most influential. Doug Campbell from Lincoln, Little Joe & the Ramrods, Don Sohl & the Roadrunners and Ron Thompson & the Broughams were also influential.

The Omaha Sound

Bands on the Saddle Creek record label out of Omaha, Nebraska such as Bright Eyes and Cursive are known as the Omaha Sound. These bands are an important part of the Omaha rock scene.


One of Omaha's most famous exports is the influential surf band The Chevrons (U.S. band), who were voted Omaha's most popular band in 1966. Other 1960s bands include The Echos, 7 Legends, Velvet Haze, Little Denny Wonder, Freedom Road and The Beautiful People.


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