Some of classic rock’s biggest names and influencers we know and love hail from the midwest.

From Cheap Trick being the pride of Rockford, Ill. to John Mellencamp’s deep roots in Indiana, rock and roll isn’t just born on the coasts. You can find it in what some might dub “flyover country,” but these names prove this area of the United States should be anything but ignored.

Scroll below to see just a sample of the incredible rock and roll talent that came from the midwest.

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