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Music of Ohio

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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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The most famous musicians from Ohio are probably Marilyn Manson, Dean Martin and Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is also from Ohio. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is in Cleveland, Ohio. Other artists include Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Albert Ayler, The Raspberries, Antietam, Ohio Players, Roger Troutman, Frank Yankovic, Kathleen Battle, James Gang, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Nine Inch Nails, Macy Gray, Devo, The Mills Brothers, The O'Jays, Roy Rogers, Doris Day, Tracy Chapman, The Black Keys and Guided by Voices.

Table of contents
1 Garage rock
2 Punk rock
3 References

Garage rock

Central Ohio was home to a wide variety of garage bands from the 1960s, including The Myrchents, who appeared on the influential Nuggets compilation series. The Choir later added singer Eric Carmen and became The Raspberries, pioneers of power pop in the early 1970s.

Punk rock

Ohio is known for a wide variety of punk rock icons from Akron, Cleveland and Cincinnati, primarily; these include Dead Boys, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Pere Ubu, Rachel Sweet, Pagans and Devo. Dayton spawned cult favorite hardcore punk band Toxic Reasons as well.


Blush, Steven. American Hardcore: A Tribal History. Feral House. 2001. ISBN 0-922915-717-7