Throughout history, rock and roll has been a genre that oozes style and individuality, both musically and aesthetically. Visually, this often includes long hair, leather jackets, piercings, jewelry, tattoos and of course some fine facial hair. The beard and rock music go hand in hand, and it is a look that has never gone out of style. There have been all kinds of different facial hair throughout rock’s long history – from the neatly trimmed goatee through to the full on wizard beard. Here are 10 of the best beards in rock.
12. Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa was famous more for having a moustache than a beard, but it would be wrong to exclude the extraordinarily talented musician and composer when discussing facial hair in rock music. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and most creative artists of all-time, Zappa was also creative with his physical appearance. Along with his thick, wavy black hair that came down to his shoulders, Zappa also had a thick black moustache that he grew to below his bottom lip. He also sported a full soul patch but this did not connect with his moustache. This created a unique and iconic look that is now synonymous with the rocker, and in many circles it is known simply as “the Zappa.”