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The biggest hair in rock

  • Last night a few of us went to see north London shoegazey types Yuck - and we were so taken by drummer Jonny's (second left) voluminous afro, we were inspired to put together a gallery dedicated to the most colossal barnets in music. Pic: Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 09 Feb 2010

  • Poison were the archetypal '80s hair band, scoring giant hits with songs such as 'Unskinny Bop' and 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn'. The only thing bigger than their backcombed 'dos was guitarist CC Deville's cocaine habit, which led to him being sacked from the band - in the middle of a performance - in 1991. Pic: PA Photos

    Photo: Pa Photos

    Added: 12 Feb 2010

  • No feature on huge hair would be complete without mention of Jon Bon Jovi. The stadium rocker is so aware of the Samson-like power of his hair that he massages his scalp every day in a bid to stave off male pattern baldness. Keep the faith, Jon, keep the faith... Pic: PA Photos

    Photo: Pa Photos

    Added: 12 Feb 2010

  • With Blink 182 he had a hit with 'All The Small Things', but there's nothing small about drummer Travis Barker's mohican. However, he looks a little old to be sporting such a daft haircut - what's his age again? (That's enough lame Blink 182 gags - Ed). Pic: PA Photos

    Photo: Pa Photos

    Added: 12 Feb 2010

  • The Cure's Robert Smith - has never knowingly asked for a 'short back and sides' at the barbers. Pic: PA Photos

    Photo: Pa Photos

    Added: 12 Feb 2010

  • Europe, the Swedish rockers who gave the world 'The Final Countdown', achieved worldwide fame in the '80s despite modelling haircuts that made them resemble Ralph the piano-playing dog from The Muppet Show. Pic: PA Photos

    Photo: Pa Photos

    Added: 12 Feb 2010

  • Leo Sayer - his signature tune is 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing', which is funny, because this picture makes us feel like taking some clippers to his outrageous afro. Pic: PA Photos

    Photo: Pa Photos

    Added: 12 Feb 2010

  • Vixen. Despite releasing their debut album at the tail-end of the glam-metal boom, these high-haired rockers managed to squeeze in a few years of success before the arrival of grunge made them look a bit silly. Pic: Getty

    Photo: Getty

    Added: 12 Feb 2010

  • When Phil Spector arrived in court in 2007 looking like a dandelion, we all had a good laugh. Then he was found guilty of second degree murder and we all realised he wasn't a lovable eccentric, but rather an evil, gun-obsessed freak. Pic: PA Photos

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    Added: 21 Jan 2009

  • Best known for the (very) minor hit 'Girlschool', Britny Fox encapsulated the worst excesses of the hair-metal era, releasing albums with titles like 'Boys In Heat' and 'Bite Down Hard'. What are they doing now? Not a lot, although bassist Billy Childs has signed on to appear in the upcoming horror film 'Incest Death Squad'. Sounds classy. Pic: Getty

    Photo: Getty Images

    Added: 02 Mar 2010

  • Firehouse - these lesser-known poodle rockers are more popular than you might think. They've sold seven million albums, and as recently as 2004 they played to a 40,000-strong stadium crowd in India. Pic: PA Photos

    Photo: Pa Photos

    Added: 02 Mar 2010

  • Stryper - these Christian rockers achieved success in the '80s with albums such as 'To Hell With The Devil', which featured lyrics that were almost as clean-cut as their long, silky tresses. Pic: Getty

    Photo: Getty

    Added: 02 Mar 2010