You can't erase them from your memory - Top Most Extravagant Frontmen in Rock History
Often rock bands The world was not won by sound alone. An important role in the promotion, at least, was always played by image. And many legends of the last century followed a crazy style, led by an equally crazy in his creative flight frontman!
Today we are going to talk about the most extravagant frontmen of the 20th century. We will evaluate them not only by the criteria of external image, but also by the personality - very bright, extraordinary and mysterious.
Frontman QueenThe first one to be born was and remains in our hearts as one of the brightest representatives of the rock scene of the last century. Freddie Mercury was extraordinary in everything: in style, in sound, in character. He disconcerted audiences with his eccentric images, and, one might say, he brought about a fashion revolution.
Even contemporary artists continue to seek inspiration in his elaborate outfits.
As a person, Freddie was bright and controversial. He was the idol of millions, the main star of the show! He threw wild parties with hundreds of invited guests, among them prominent members of the bohemian scene. And at the same time the circle of people really close to him was very narrow. He was an open-minded soul for only a few.
The Scandalist of the 20th Century, Ozzy Osbourne He became famous not so much for his outward epatage as for his antics! Both behind-the-scenes and public. What about the story about the bat? In general, it is not surprising that Ozzy is still the subject of legends to this day.
As a person, Osborne is a complete extravaganza! He was never ashamed of loud phrases and sarcastic jokes to his colleagues on stage. And when he was replaced by Black Sabbath Ronnie James DioOzzy took the famous midget actor, whom he unambiguously nicknamed "Ronnie", on tour with him and hung the poor guy for eight months!
But Iggy PopHe was, it seems to us, outdone by his cavalier behavior. He could organize a fist fight with the fans, accept a "rejuvenating body mask" made of peanut butter right on stage, and even do his personal business without leaving the microphone.
As the famous story goes, Iggy was once so zolthat he went to the bathroom right there on the stage to get his combos! And then he started throwing the work of his absence into the crowd. This is wild incident The title of the King of Outrage and Madness was forever enshrined in Pop's title.
When David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust burst onto the scene in the early '70s, the audience was blown away. With what? Well, let's say not so much his vocal skills as his charisma and Extraordinary artist.
Many critics point out that it was Bowie who then opened the gates of glam rock.
Over the years, David Growing up as an artist: his lyrics became deeper, his vocals more confident, and his characters kept up with the times. He was the red-haired pirate and the White Duke. Without a shadow of a doubt, in the minds of people, Bowie established himself as not only the brightest frontman of his time, but also the brightest solo artist.
At first glance, Morrison is. purely conventional (in terms of appearance) frontman. But if you go deeper into his history...
Jim Morrison is known to be in charge scandalist of his era! He didn't seem to be afraid of anyone or anything (and, in fact, he wasn't shy). You could publish a book about his antics, such as his rampage on an airplane or his quarrels with fans. Also the leader of The Doors became first artist in history, arrested in the middle of a performance.
Ian Dury He used to arouse mixed emotions in the audience: a short man with an extravagant style, a vagabond style, and a special humor... Many people thought that Dury was performing for fun. But today he is. iconic figure of the British new wave scene.
In fact, it was Dury who combined elements of music-hall, punk-rock, and disco, and created the a new style!
Together with the new wave, the scene was bursting with Talking heads With Byrne at the helm!
David has made a name for himself as one of the most eccentric, theatrical and sophisticated in their creative thinking frontmen.
And his famous giant jacket has become part of the cultural heritage.
When it comes to bright and extraordinary frontmen, Alice CooperI think it's the first in a stream of thought!
Your title. the king of shock-rock Cooper got what he deserved: the dark image, the bizarre outfits, the daring antics... And the story about Alice "trying to teach a chicken to fly" during a concert is still popping up on the Internet.