Glam rock facts for kids
Glam rock is a genre of rock music that was popular in the early 1970s. It was made famous by acts such as David Bowie, Elton John, T. Rex, Alice Cooper, Slade, Gary Glitter, Queen and Sweet. Glam fans (usually referred to as the "glitter people") and performers distinguished themselves from the denim-clad hippie-hordes with sci-fi/mythological/Hollywood glamour/ambisexual-inspired costumes, which were perceived as glamorous by the press. They symbolized that they were decadent by wearing platform shoes. The music was characterised by languid, narcotic ballads and raunchy, high-energy Rolling Stones–influenced rock n‘ roll stylings.
- David Bowie
- Gary Glitter
- Roxy Music
- Mot The Hoople
- Alice Cooper
- Suzi Quarto
- Rolling Stones
Images for kids
David Bowie as his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust during the 1972–73 Ziggy Stardust Tour
Noddy Holder (right) and Dave Hill (left) of Slade, near the height of their fame in 1973, showing some of the more extreme glam rock fashions
In Spanish: Glam rock para niños
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