Rock ‘n’ roll can be broken down as follows: 10% fashion, 10% music and 110% HAIR. We know that adds up to 130%. That’s why we’re writing for a fashion site and aren’t quantum physicists. But it also acts to highlight just how important good hair can be in the making of a musical and cultural icon, and cementing the status of bona-fide rock ‘n’ roll stars. Where would Elvis be without his quiff? Or Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust without his…his unique style? On the dole queue, that’s where. Here, Brandish pick out the 20 most iconic hair styles in rock ‘n’ roll history.
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Snake-hipped rock god Jim Morrison of The Doors was just born to be a star, wasn't he? He had the looks, the curly hair and intellect to tap into the poetry of free-loving 60s hedonism. Every cock rocker since Morrison's death has tried to channel his unique allure, but it's a pied-piper like gift that few are born with.
By Gerald Lynch | June 29th, 2012