Top Ten Greatest Glam Rock Artists of All Time

This list defines the music in the 1970's in the UK, mainly, that dominated the chats between for the majority of the decade. Also, there might be other glam rock bands from other decadel. Glam rock was highly enjoyable party rock music, full of great colourful and glitter outfits. Prog rock and hard may have been the biggest genre of rock worldwide in the early to mid 70's, but glam rock was definitely the biggest and most fun in the UK. This list does not include glam metal artists, which is why there is the obvious gap from the 1980's, this is simply glam rock.

The Top Ten

1 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

He isn't just greatest glam rock artists he is also most influential glam rock artist - zxm

I love Davis bowie but can someone answer my question, is he gay?

How is David Bowie beaten by ANYBODY?

Bowie up there with best ever

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2 T.Rex T.Rex

Why didn't anyone comment, t rex is a great band

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3 Slade Slade

The most succesful band in the UK in the whole of the 70's, they sold more singles than anybody. Including 6 no. 1's in 3 years, 3 of which went directly to number 1 in one year 1973, something which hadn't been seen since The Beatles. They enjoyed a total of 12 top 4 hits between 1971 to 1974, and consecuatively 17 from 71-76. Their singles and albums were higly succesful across Europe and Oceania, having 3 no. 1 albums and 5 top ten's in total. Their 1974 film "Flame" has often been called "the greatest rock film of all time"and the album that came with it is often said to be one of the best film albums ever, and their 1972 live album Slade alive has been descried as one of the most important live albums ever. They are most remebered for their two 1973 hits come on Feel the Noize and Merry Xmas Everybody, but all of their music, whether their 60's start, their 70's peak or the hits they produced between 1980-91, it's all great. Slade have been incredibly influential on popular ...more

The best and so underrated. Noddy is a legend, one of the best down and dirty bluesy rock voices ever. Steve Marriott is another.

Very underrated great songs what a voice noddy

4 Sweet

I would have thought sweet would be number 1

The Ballroom Blitz is amazing but it's not the only one. - Metal_Treasure

5 Roxy Music Roxy Music
6 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

David Bowie = #1, I Totally Get It. Queen = #7, what IS WRONG WITH YOU?! Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, Don't Stop Me Now, Another One Bites the Dust, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You, shall I go on?

How can Queen be 9th? Watch a QUEEN video, any video and that is Glam Rock at it's finest

7 Mott the Hoople Mott the Hoople V 1 Comment
8 Sparks Sparks
9 New York Dolls
10 The Darkness

The Contenders

11 Mud
12 Wizzard

Roy wood in three successful bands say no more talent

See my baby jive and angel fingers played at every disco/fair I went to in the 70's. and a christmas smash. they had the look as well - what more can you ask

13 Gary Glitter Gary Glitter Gary Glitter is a former glam rock singer and songwriter. He sold over 20 million records and regained media attention in 1999 when child pornography were found on his laptop and committed sex offences with children. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison in 2015. V 1 Comment
14 Suzi Quatro Suzi Quatro Susan Kay "Suzi" Quatro is an American hard rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star, breaking a barrier to women's participation in rock music. V 1 Comment
15 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.

Should be right up there with David Bowie. - PewPewAssassin

16 Poison Poison Poison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.
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1. David Bowie
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