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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For the Sex Pistols, punk was all about anarchy, and second bassist Sid Vicious captured the spirit of the movement better than anyone else. His spikes were as rock hard as his band's music, and called to mind the S&M bondage themes that Vivienne Westwood and Malcom McClaren carved out as the genre's look.