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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Stuart Sutcliffe, the "fifth Beatle" single-handedly invented the 60s with his mop-top look. The first of the original line-up to chop his hair around and push a floppy fringe to the front, his style went on to become the band's signature look long after the enigmatic style icon left the group.
By Gerald Lynch | June 29th, 2012