Battle of the ‘dos: big and loud hair

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A couple weeks ago we ran our first contest on this blog and asked what top ten lists you would like to see. Commenter Curtis Lanton came up with a great idea:

Comment by Curtis Landon

I liked it so much that I decided to run with a similar idea, because some artists really do have hair that is often big or very loud (or sometimes both). So I solicited some opinions from the team and selected the ones I thought were the best.

Bob Marley

Bob Marley at a concert
Bob Marley performs at a concert ca. 1980.
Eddie Mallin

Although the well-known dreadlocks of the late Bob Marley were not entirely unique, he is without a doubt the man that gave the hair style the most air time. Marley first started wearing dreadlocks after converting to the Rastafari movement in the 1960s.

C.C. DeVille

C.C. DeVille is an example of an example of an artist who still does big hair right. The lead guitarist of Poison, DeVille once sported a look that might not immediately be indistinguishable from a mad scientist. In modern times he doesn’t look like he’s going to try to take over the world, but he still has a ‘do that is pretty wild.