Thursday, March 28, 2013


David Bowie's famous Aladdin Sane makeup.
  Glam rock is something often overlooked in the world of classic rock. Whereas classic rock fans usually keep their focus on anything from The British Invasion to hard rock, glam rock is a musical genre not many of them focus on. Of course everyone knows David Bowie; and we all love him. We also know him as one of the original glam rock musicians, and therefore one of the kings of glam. But what about those other glam groups and individuals we often see past?
(All images below are from Tumblr, and are not mine.)

Ah, David Bowie. The "King" of glam. He is most know for his outrageous outfits and wild personas during the 1970's.

Marc Bolan of T. Rex! Another "King" of glam in my books. Slightly more glam in my opinion than Bowie.

Bolan jamming out behind the T. Rex logo.
Bowie backstage applying makeup.

Bowie as the infamous Ziggy Stardust.

Bowie and Bolan, a glorious sight!

Star Magazine, a popular groupie magazine during the mid to late seventies. Lori Maddox and Sabel Starr are just a few to jumpstart their careers as groupies through this magazine.

Debbie Harry of Blondie. Although Blondie are more new wave than glam, Debbie did have a little glitz in her.

Joan Jett during the early 1980's. Although Joan's 80's career wasn't glam, she went on to become one of the leaders of glam/hard rock in the 80's, as well as the whole hair band movement, which I won't get into.

The Runaways (minus Cherie Currie) c. 1977. Queens of noise.
Bowie-inspired. Source.

Some groupies c. 1974. Check out the outrageous platform boots, worn by the men!

Marc and Mickey of T. Rex. Absolutely love the colors in this. 

I made this Polyvore of glam related things I enjoyed. :) Link here

  1. "Atomic" by Blondie
  2. "Fame" by David Bowie
  3. "Ride a White Swan" by T. Rex
  4. "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways
  5. "Rebel Rebel" by David Bowie
  6. "20th Century Boy" by T. Rex
  7. "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett
  8. "I'm Sick of You" by Iggy Pop

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My posts on How to Dress Glam

1 comment:

  1. Awesome playlist! I was looking through my music the other day and realised I hardly listen to any modern music! Hahaha! Love nostalgia! XXX