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

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

The Cars

Although even some of their most loyal fans accused The Cars of “just standing there” in concert performances, they sure bought up their albums, especially the self-titled 1979 debut on Elektra, an early example of American New Wave. The band’s first incarnation was the folk group Milkwood, with Ben Orr and Greg Hawkes. After many stylistic changes, and the addition of Elliot Easton and David Robinson, they were called Cap’n Swing. Robinson came up with The Cars name. A spate of platinum discs and Top 20 singles, along with inventive videos that made them MTV darlings, made The Cars an A-list pop…

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