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A style of rock started in the 70's. It was music played by men who wore wigs, makeup, high heels. It was started by The New York Dolls.
Glam Rock bands and people are David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Abba, Elton John, KISS, and Motley Crue.
by Freak Face February 10, 2005
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Glam emphasized outrageously flamboyant fashions: platform shoes, glittery costumes, garish make-up plastered on the face's of its primarily male performers.
Bowie was the most important trendsetter, and his image was at least as important to many fans as the music itself. Bowie, however, maintained a certain distance from his glamorous image. Even then it seemed to be just a phase he was going through, a costume he would soon drop as soon as something more provocative struck him. A far more satisfying exemplar of the glam rock impulse was Marc Bolan, leader and visual symbol of the band T.Rex. Bolan was an ideal example of the sort of androgyny that fascinated the pop scene in England...as well as America.
As for this: David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Abba, Elton John, KISS, and Motley Crue....Alice Cooper, KISS, and Motley Crue were much more Hair Metal (or Glam Metal) than Glam Rock,they came later in the era, technically speaking. And Abba...was just disco.
by Electric Sophie Orchestra December 30, 2005
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During the 70's and 80's, an affective movement called Glam Rock thrived the stages of pop audiences. Glam Rock could also be considered Butt Rock, they are similar but Glam Rock has a more pop audience approach. The usual aspect of a Glam Rock song consisted of a rhythm guitar beat, a brief keyboard solo, and an unusually long guitar solo. There was a long line of exceptions to that but The songs always left a lyrical imprint in the brain. Glam rock artists usually dressed "pretty" with face paint, makeup, costumes, unusual hair, and tight clothing. Glam Rock was very popular most likely because it resembled the work of Elvis.

Though Glam Rock is truly dead, the "Third Generation Punk" movement uses unusually similar aspects.
David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Elton John, Queen, Abba.
by DementedMax November 30, 2003
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one of the bestests forms of music of all time! very 70s, 100% EPICNESS! Slade, The Sweet for examples of glam music oh why couldnt i be 19 in 1973!? :(

I LOVE THE 70s!
Me: Screw this modern rubbish! Get some 70s Glam rock on! Ballroom Blitz! Gudbuy T'Jane, Blockbuster etc!
by Iameverywhereyetno-whereatall January 10, 2013
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Glam Rock( also known as Glitter Rock) is a style of rock an roll music that came to be in the post-hippie era in the early 1970's it was mostly practiced in england. the lastest example of Glam Rock is the band KISS, it has also been fused with such genres as Glam Metal and Glam Punk
Glam Rock was practiced by the Rolling stones
by Holly Matronic May 11, 2007
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A poser-fashion style started by many posers in the 1960,1970 focusing on the gleam of clothes, the non-physical
sexual attitude, the fashion . General focusing on pose and not music. A virus that possessed and possesses true rock
which is a style of life and a reaction against systems.
Started by assholes like David Bowie, it continues to be trendy, it sells well and it's loved by companies and record stores who like a non-aggressive rock style(pop style like Britney Spears bitch) cause it's a music that family buys. It's also received well by the system. Gays and
drug addicts can't react.
(glam rock) David Bowie,Elton John,George Michael, Guns n' roses,Ratt,Poison,Twisted Sister,Judas Priest,Wild Machine,
Joe Satriani,Yngwie Malmsteem,Steve Vai, Whitesnake,Dio,Bon Jovi,Him,Marilym Manson,Slipknot etc...............
EXCEPTION TO THE RULE IS QUEEN
REMARKABLED IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC FOR THEIR GREAT MUSIC
AND NOT FOR THEIR POSE
by axemaster November 30, 2006
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