Mullets I’m Amazed

Let’s face it, literally.

Rock and roll is not JUST about music.  It’s obviously style, swagger, and so much more.

There has been one rock and roll “fashion statement” that….well it gets a bad rap.

Right or wrong there is one hairstyle that seems to get made fun of more than others.

Oh yeah….business in the front, party in the back.  It’s the mullet.

First, let’s try to find the first rock and roll mullets.

david_bowie_amazing_mullets_of_music_187rt7j-187rtes David-Bowie-Mullet

I’m not sure he was the very first, it’s “neck and neck” with our next contender…but David Bowie certainly was one of the forerunners.  He wanted to look like an alien.  Aliens apparently wore mullets.

This mullet is from ‘The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust”.  1972.  BUT, another guy was wearing one the very same year.  And he wasn’t trying to look like an alien:

Macca mulletMacca mullet 2

Paul McCartney.  Also via 1972.  He had already spawned one hairstyle craze 10 years earlier with the “Beatle haircut”, now I guess he wanted to do it again.    Regrets?  Nah, he had a “mini mullet” going through the 1990’s.

Now let’s just jump to some famous rock mullets.  Obviously most are from the “mullet decade” of the 80’s.

bono mullet 2


Bono of U2.  You have to admit.  An AMAZING mullet by anyone’s standards.


Jon Bon Jovi.  His chest hair even had a mullet.  You just can’t see it.

Mullet 1

Van Halen’s Michael Anthony

mullet 2

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich

michael_bolton_amazing_mullets_of_music_187rt7j-187rtfv Michael-Bolton-Mullet

Now this might not be fair.  Michael Bolton had little choice if he wanted to wear his hair longer.  Very little “business” up front.


Breaking the mullet color barrier.  Lionel Richie.  The Rosa Parks of the mullet.


And of course, the “femullet” made popular by Joan Jett.


And how can we leave out the father of them all.  Not rock and roll, really…but still you gotta wonder:  Did the man make the mullet or the mullet make the man?



3 responses

  1. EricBobo

    Eric Clapton also had one for a very short time in the early 70’s, as seen on the Johnny Cas Show.

    May 16, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    • EricBobo


      May 16, 2013 at 6:47 pm

  2. Clark Virden

    Clapton also had his ‘fro with Cream, and the Prince Valiant in the 90’s. He’s gone thru some amazing changes, but he can do that. He’s EC.

    May 16, 2013 at 7:05 pm

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