Mission of Burma
The Cars
John Lincoln Wright and the Sour Mash Boys
Donna Summer
Arthur Fiedler
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Bonne Raitt
Chick Corea
James Taylor
The J. Geils Band
Tom Rush

To preserve, honor and showcase New England’s musical heritage.

The Pixies

Formed in Boston in 1986, with a lineup of Charles Thompson (later calling himself Black Francis, then Frank Black), Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering, the Pixies constructed their own sound out of pop, punk and surf, among other styles of rock. The band kept changing between hard and soft edges throughout the releases of Surfer Rosa, Doolittle, Bossanova and Trompe Le Monde, between 1988-1991, earning a respectable reputation in the States and a huge one in England. The band influenced an entire generation of alt-rock outfits on both sides of the Atlantic — Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain admitted his band’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”…

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