Top Ten Greatest Glam Rock Artists of All TimeThis 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
Genius artist, but only glam while it suited his purposes before his next stylistic change.
He isn't just greatest glam rock artists he is also most influential glam rock artist
I love Davis bowie but can someone answer my question, is he gay?
How is David Bowie beaten by ANYBODY?
Bolan, Sweet, and Slade WERE glam, the rest just hitched a ride with them.
Marc Bolan was Glam Rock. Nobody came close, T.rex were out on their own.
Bolan daubed a bit of glitter under his eyes for a 1971 TOTP’s appearance et voila...the birth of glam!
Definitely my favorite glam rock artist (I love Bowie, but I don't look at him as a dedicated glam rock musician).
Tough choice between these and Slade for the best glam band, but Sweet just about nick it for me.
At their best much, much better than the competition. Boy could they rock out!
I would have thought sweet would be number 1
Not just the best glam band but one of the best rock acts of all time
Very tight between Slade and Sweet as far as my number one goes.
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
David Bowie - nah, can't stand him but FREDDIE MERCURY and Queen... YES!
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
If bowie liked them say no more
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
Good candidate for the list, but he's American. The OP specifically wanted British artists.
Should be right up there with David Bowie.
Elton lived and breathed GLAMOUR! His costumes were like no other - utterly OUTRAGEOUS!
There is no more Glamour than Sir Elton Hercules John!
Not Even in Here! Shame on you!
The MOST GLAMOROUS ARTIST of all time!
All the kids loved him, and he... Oh. Hang on...
Legecy ruined by lifestyle choice s sick man pity
Ratt is the least respected band of the glam era! Maybe, it was their ability to really rock, when they wanted to? They only had one significant hit but they had all types of gems packed away in their albums. Come on, give Ratt some love.
Not glam rock.
They're glam metal, not glam rock.
Yes, she is awesome.
Again, not glam rock.
They were a lot like Ratt, they ran under the radar while bands like Poison and Motley Crue got all the attention.