At the same time this research also sent me on to looking at the fashion that helped express the music in terms of fashion and performance.

Through a bit of thinking and what I had read about with what artists that were popular at what times I managed to think about what styles were popular. Where I created a basic layout of fashion’s and times.

  • Rock’n’Roll – 1950’s to 1960’s
  • Mod’s, Beatle, Rocker’s, Skinhead’s, Teddy Boy’s , Heavy Metal, Psycadelic 1960’s – 1970’s
  • Punk, Glitter (Glam), Heavy Metal, New Romantics – 1970’s to 1980’s
  • Workman, Glam Rock, Goth 1980’s
  • Grunge, Indie, Britpop, Goth, Rocker, Skater, Nu-metal – 1990’s
  • Goth, Emo, Hipster, Indie, Scene – 2000’s

Also thinking of a list of artists who were popular for the fashion

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll – Elvis
  • Mods – The Who, The Jam, Rolling Stones
  • Beatle – The Beatles
  • Rocker’s – Chuck Berry,
  • Skin head – Morrissey, The Smiths,
  • Teddy Boy’s – Little Richard, Elvis, Bill Hayley
  • Heavy Metal –  Metallica, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Megadeath, Slip Knot, Korn, Disturbed,
  • Psychadelic – Led Zeppelin, The Doors,
  • Punk – Sex Pistols, Ramones, The Clash, Green Day, Black Flag, The Buzzcocks, The Stranglers
  • Glitter/Glam – David Bowie, The Osmonds, Bon Jovi, Runaways, Queen, Slade, Whitesnake
  • New Romantics – Duran Duran, Adam and the Ants, Human League, A-ha, Soft Cell, David Bowie
  • Workman – Bruce Springsteen,
  • Goth – Marilyn Manson, The Cure, Killing Joke, Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, The Cult
  • Grunge – Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Hole, Pixies, Blindmelon
  • Indie – Kings of Leon, Artic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Black Keys, The Killers, Kasabian
  • Britpop – Blur, Oasis, The Verve, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, Feeder
  • Skater – The Offspring, Blink 182, Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, A, Sum 41
  • Nu-Metal – Limp Bizkit, Linken Park, P.O.D. Papa Roach,
  • Emo – My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • Hipster – Deafhaven, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, The XX

In addition, with a lesson on the use of journals and the library I decided to look to see if I could come up with any other options of research articles to look at. Where I found these.


Stars just don’t present themselves this nakedly to the picture anymore – and neither did Elvis.

Looks at three key musicians and they way they were depicted by photographers working with them with the point of…

Honest, raw, natural – Elvis

Portraying the natural pose but are doing it for the camera – The Beatles

Aware of the camera, posed – Bob Dylan

Making me consider how most images captured are staged nowadays especially with the idea of selfies or being aware of cameras being everywhere with the Big Brother lifestyle that has been adopted through tv programs and security cameras.

While looking at the idea of performance I came across this book.

  • Talks is mainly about David Bowie and his impact on Glam Rock but also looks at others approach such as Roy Wood and TREX. Glam was about exploring identity and sexuality more so while traditional views were enforced within society. Where women became more dominant within society bringing about the look of women being more masculine and guys being more feminine forming the fashion and style. Giving the impression this book represented identity as to how people wanted to express themselves not only in times of society. While even though I got this book out based on performance I now get the idea that the title suggests that the title now suggests that Glam Rock as being worn whether as a fan or musician was more about experimentation that being who you or a way to be yourself instead of behaving as society accepted at the time so when wearing the outfit you wanted to be someone else. Mainly yourself instead of behaving in line with societies expectations.

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