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Best Rock Icons - Will You Agree With Our List?

Best Rock Icons - Will You Agree With Our List?

It’s quite a common aspect that all creative people are very emotional and sensitive. They can perceive more deeply certain situations and literally shrewd it through themselves. Undoubtedly, such personals often caused fans’ huge interest and long-time admiration.

Strangely enough, but most of these people are rockers. Of course, the genre of music is not an indicator of socio-psychological peculiarities of personality, but it is the way it goes. The best rock stars are those that are most memorable to the listener.

They are remembered due to the manner of performance, meaningful lyrics, music expressing certain objection and protest, unusual style of clothing, and so on. Rock music is made for eternity, so the greatest rock musicians who are no longer alive still shape the music world today. Let’s remind all those iconic people.

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison is one of the most charismatic and most popular personalities in the history of rock music. In many respects, he influenced the creation of a rock star as a stylish, sexy and aggressive singer. He introduced amongst rock musicians a fashion for leather suits. The creativity of The Doors influenced many musicians (Iggy Pop, vocalists Creed, Velvet Revolver, etc.). In addition, in our time in the United States, Morrison is considered not only an acknowledged musician but also an outstanding poet; his work is put on a par with William Blake and Arthur Rimbaud. His ideas of nihilism and life on the brink of opportunities find many supporters and in our time.

David Bowie

Bowie's innovative songs and stage performances of his concerts brought the new paradigm into popular music of the early 1970s, largely influencing its forms and further development. Bowie's stage experiments from the early 1970s were a source of inspiration for many future punk performers. Bowie simultaneously explored other new trends that will eventually affect other musicians. Turning his creative path into a continuous series of rethinking and transforming, Bowie has steadily expanded his influence on the music industry.

Jimi Hendrix

A genius and a rebel at the same time: Jimi Hendrix and his electric guitar sounds are legendary. Unforgotten: his "Woodstock" appearance in 1969. He played with his band "Gypsy Sun & Rainbows" a controversial version of the US national anthem. He regularly smashed his guitars on stage - or set fire to them. Drugs, pills, and alcohol were doomed to him. Hendrix's lifeless body was found on September 18, 1970, in a London hotel. After consuming sleep pills and alcohol, he choked on his vomit.

Kurt Cobain

The Nirvana singer also lived quickly and died early. The album "Nevermind" is still considered one of the most important publications in the history of music. The fame overwhelmed Cobain, despite several attempts; he could not escape the drugs. He shot himself in his home on April 5, 1994, leaving his wife Courtney Love and their daughter Francis Bean. In his farewell letter, he quoted Neil Young's song "My, My, Hey, Hey": "It's better to burn out than to fade away". Cobain's plan was simple; to combine the thick Black Sabbath reefs with Beatles' sensibility, add punk, drummer-machine gunner and a bassist-friend who can make jokes.

Bob Dylan

He accompanied the historic event of the United States in 1963, the march of the African-Americans for equal rights, which is only one of the manifestations of his rebellious nature. It is worth mentioning that Bob started with folk, and evolved to the rocker.

Ozzy Osbourne

The television star's path began in a group called the godfather of the heavy metal Black Sabbath. With guitar-striped and pompous lyrics, the group can be considered also as the uncle of Grunge - that's where in this genre a dark, thick and powerful sound.

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly left an incredibly deep foothold for his short life. First, he turned dark glasses from a household attribute into a rock star enhancement. Secondly, he first used in the studio a reception of an overlay on the recording of his second own voice (without which no new album is now being dealt with). Moreover, in the end, it inspired four teenagers from Liverpool to unite into the band, which turned into a symbol of the beginning of a new era in youth music.

Freddie Mercury

Freddie was not only a singer of the world-famous band - he was an extraordinary person and a talented creator. The first Freddie Mercury showman's experience was in a school ensemble. Writing boogie-woogie on the piano, he moved with such grace and such fervor, which was easily liked by the public. The girls looked at Freddy and screamed. Subsequently, in his theatrical style, he attracted the public to participate in the show. His performance at the Live Aid Festival in 1985 has repeatedly been recognized as the best show in the history of rock music. Other actors - McCartney, Bowie, Dire Straits, U2 - said in one voice: "Freddie stole our concert."

David Gilmore and Roger Waters and Pink Floyd

The band is considered one of the most commercially successful in Britain. Their impetuous psychedelic-progressive songs became the soundtrack of the 1970s and many subsequent years.

Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and Led Zeppelin

To call Led Zeppelin the most magnificent group of all time will be ... honest, precise and almost indisputable. The band brought in rock unprecedented level hitherto indomitable and talent. Led Zeppelin invented heavy metals and expanded the term "rock star". Well, is there ever a big rock star over Jimmy Page? Oh, definitely ... Robert Plant. When recalling a group, it often leads to the use of the "most" part. For example, Led Zeppelin is the most prominent group on the VH1 channel. This is the most prominent group of the 1970s, according to Rolling Stone.


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