A pictorial of a few of the coolest rockers (and some crooners)
... don't see your favorite cool rocker here... don't worry there will be a part two in the near future...
The Beatles were the epitome of "cool"... they still are...
"Strawberry Fields Forever"... one cool song...
David Bowie: The man of a thousand faces. From Ziggy Stardust to The Thin White Duke and finally worldwide super megastar.
"Space Oddity" influenced several songs in the future including Bowie's own "Ashes To Ashes" in 1980.
Johnny Cash known as "the man in black" mesmerized people with his inimitable style
"Walk The Line" is the song that brought Cash to fame and has remained one of his signature tunes.
Bob Dylan energized an entire generation (and generations to come) with his songs dealing with social values, politics and religion.
"The Times They Are A Changin'" gave voice to the youth of the early 60's in a way no other singer/songwriter had before Dylan burst onto the scene.
Debbie Harry started a craze of punk chic which lasted long beyond her years as a chart topping hit maker.
"Heart Of Glass" took the airwaves by storm and was the first of four #1 hits for Debbie Harry with the group Blondie.
Jimi Hendrix played guitar in ways no other guitarist played before him. He was an innovator whose experimentation with sounds and style were cut short when he passed away at the young age of 27 in 1970.
Purple Haze contains one of the most misheard lyrics ever, with "Scuse me while I kiss the sky" interpreted as "Scuse me while I kiss this guy." Hendrix added to the confusion by sometimes singing it that way and pointing to one of his band members.
Joan Jett epitomizes the "tough girl" image like none other.
"I Love Rock And Roll" stayed at #1 for seven on the US Billboard charts and made this bad girl a superstar.
John Lennon was one of the great thinkers of the 20th Century. "Time you enjoyed wasting, was not wasted.
Lennon wrote and recorded several songs on the topic of "peace".
Elvis Presley was the first rocker to make a major splash on the music scene. He paved the way for many to come.
Jailhouse Rock stayed at #1 on the US charts for seven weeks. It also reached #1 on the country and R&B charts.
Frank Sinatra's voice has often been described as cool.
"It Was A Very Good Year" a classic Sinatra tune.
The Boss has inspired many with his songs relating to "middle class" America.
"Fire" a song written by Springsteen which became a huge hit for the Pointer Sisters.