Since it first came screaming out of the electric womb, hard rock has been a place where musicians let their freak flag fly, from their amped up anthems of abandon to their risque clothing and wild hairstyles. Long flowing hair became de rigueur for members of the ’60s counterculture and there’s no hairstyle as wild and evocative of the era than the Afro. First popularized by proto-heavy metal guitar god Jimi Hendrix, many a rocker followed suit, even those with naturally straight hair like…well you’ll just have to click through the following pages and see who we’re talking about. The style had a resurgence in the 1990s and you can even find musicians in modern-day scream, stoner metal and math rock bands rocking ‘Fros. See if you can guess these famous Afros of hard rock, from the ‘60s to the 2000s, and click through to the next page to see if you got them right.
This British blues guitarist was so besotted with Jimi Hendrix he even copied his hairstyle after hearing him play.