Immigration revisited

Talented immigrants have been a feature of rock bands since the dawn of the classic rock era. Immigrant or multinational groups have included: The Band, Buffalo Springfield, and The Lovin’ Spoonful (all with Canadian-American co-founders); Queen (co-founded by Freddie Mercury from Zanzibar); and Kiss (co-founded by Gene Simmons from Israel)—not to mention many British-American bands like Fleetwood Mac and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Immigrants have brought different worldviews, cultural influences, and sometimes a distinct hunger and ambition to their bands—as they often do to any profession.