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Be a part of Wonderwall.com as we have a look again at what a few of our all-time favourite rockers seemed like throughout their early years within the music enterprise, in honor of the passing of this English icon… Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts died on Aug. 24 at 80, together with his publicist sharing the unhappy information that the rocker “handed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier in the present day surrounded by his household.” The legend is seen right here in a snapshot from 1963, early in his profession with the band.
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Bruce Springsteen, is that you simply?! The Boss was only a child when he posed for this portrait circa 1970. He would’ve been in his early 20s on the time. (He dropped his debut studio album, “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.,” in 1973.)
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We see now the place all these Harry Kinds comparisons come from! Mick Jagger is a dead ringer for the previous One Course singer on this snap taken exterior an airport in London in 1964 — the identical 12 months his band launched their debut studio album. The Rolling Stones frontman was simply 20 on the time.
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The Prince of Darkness did not look so darkish whereas posing in London in 1975. Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne was in his late 20s on this baby-faced snap!
On this shot from 2001, Travis Barker is a couple of tattoos in need of the artist we all know and love in the present day! The blink-182 drummer was in his mid-20s on the time. Three months earlier, the trio launched their hit “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket” album.
We barely acknowledge Stevie Nicks on this portrait from 1978! On the time, the Fleetwood Mac singer was already 30 and greater than a decade into her profession. The band’s magnum opus, “Rumours,” truly debuted the earlier 12 months.
Keith Richards was simply sufficiently old to drink legally in america on this snapshot from 1964 — the 12 months the Rolling Stones guitarist turned 21 and his band launched their debut studio album.
Roger Daltrey of The Who’s seen right here throughout a taping of “Prepared, Regular Go” within the mid-’60s. It was a busy decade for the British rock band — they launched 5 albums together with 1965’s “My Era” and 1967’s “The Who Promote Out.”
We would acknowledge the late, nice David Bowie anyplace — at any time! Ziggy Stardust was nonetheless a young person on this portrait from 1964. It will be three extra years earlier than his self-titled debut studio album dropped.
Iconic! Lenny Kravitz, who was in his early 20s on the time, wore his hair in dreadlocks whereas rocking out circa 1988. (His debut studio album, “Let Love Rule,” dropped in 1989.) In 2018, he advised GQ of his signature ‘do from early in his profession, “That was who I used to be, that is what Lenny Kravitz was.” He additionally revealed that it was ex-wife Lisa Bonet who reduce off his locks. “It was very liberating, at the moment,” he stated. “It was a visit to have the ability to let that go and proceed, with out this factor that individuals establish you with. And it is good to do this — problem your personal picture and the way individuals establish you.”
Who might neglect the long-lasting all-female rock group The Runaways? The band’s lead guitarist, Lita Ford (seen right here performing in 1977), wasn’t even 20 when this photograph was taken!
The hair! The make-up! The floral-print skin-tight pants! That is how we’ll at all times bear in mind Tommy Lee. The Mötley Crüe drummer was simply 22 when he posed for this portrait in Tokyo in the summertime of 1985, a month after his band launched their “Theatre of Ache” album.
He was only a child! In mid-1982 — a couple of years earlier than he joined Weapons N’ Roses — a 16-year-old Slash was photographed taking part in together with his very first band, Tidus Sloan, throughout a lunch break at Fairfax Excessive College in Los Angeles.
Aww! Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl was nonetheless in his 20s when he posed for this portrait someday within the early ’90s. (Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain died in April 1994, a couple of months after Dave turned 25.)
Patti Smith, is that you simply?! The music star is seen right here in 1976, a 12 months after she launched her punk basic debut album “Horses.”
Joan Jett sported her signature shag ‘do and an entire lot of angle whereas performing with The Runaways in London in October 1976 — a month after her 18th birthday and 4 months after the all-female band dropped their self-titled debut studio album.
The world misplaced Prince far too quickly, and but the long-lasting artist appeared virtually proof against getting old. He seemed practically the identical performing in New York Metropolis in 1981 as he did when he died at 57 in 2016.
Simply take a look at how younger he was! The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is seen right here in the course of the band’s Christmas live performance in 1963. They launched two albums that 12 months: “Please Please Me” and “With the Beatles.”
Along with his lengthy mane of hair and extra-wide grin, Steven Tyler is unmistakable anyplace, anytime! The Aerosmith frontman was in his late 20s on this snap from 1976.
Behold: A particularly uncommon photograph of Gene Simmons with out his iconic KISS make-up from early in his profession! The Demon was in his early 30s when he was snapped wanting fresh-faced in Munich, Germany.
Pat Benatar rocked a spectacularly late-’70s ensemble throughout a portrait session in Los Angeles in late 1979. She was 26 on the time and had simply dropped her debut studio album, “Within the Warmth of the Night time,” a couple of months earlier.
Unforgettable! The late, great Eddie Van Halen rocked lengthy hair and a piercing stare on this portrait from late 1978 — the identical 12 months his band, Van Halen, dropped their self-titled debut studio album. He was 23 on the time.
Is it any marvel he received Gwen Stefani’s coronary heart?! Gavin Rossdale smoldered on this snap from 1996, the 12 months his band Bush dropped their sophomore album, “Razorblade Suitcase” — the identical 12 months the English rocker turned 31.
That hair! Eric Clapton was in his early 20s when he was snapped with a feminine companion throughout a photograph shoot together with his band, Cream, someday within the late 60s. (He was simply 23 when the band’s ultimate album, “Goodbye,” dropped in early 1969!)
Alice Cooper dropped his shock-rock persona for this 1973 portrait. He was in his mid-20s on the time.
We most likely would not have acknowledged a baby-faced Anthony Kiedis if it weren’t for his armband tattoo. Surprisingly, the young-at-heart Pink Scorching Chili Peppers frontman was practically 30 when he attended the premiere of Oliver Stone’s “JFK” in late 1991 — three months after his band’s hit music “Give It Away” dropped.
Who’s that woman? It is Debbie Harry! The Blondie frontwoman was in her early 30s when she was pictured smiling large following a efficiency in New York in 1978 — the identical 12 months her band’s “Parallel Traces” album dropped.
Matt Bellamy positive has grown up since this portrait from the 12 months 2000! The Muse frontman was in his early 20s on the time, and his band was recent off dropping their debut studio album, “Showbiz,” the earlier 12 months.
A baby-faced Shirley Manson seemed able to rock on this portrait from 1996. The Rubbish frontwoman was about 30 on the time. Her band had simply launched their self-titled debut album the earlier 12 months.
Be nonetheless our hearts! The late, nice Chris Cornell seemed too cute throughout a portrait session in New York Metropolis in late 1989, the 12 months his band Soundgarden launched their sophomore album, “Louder Than Love.” The singer, who was 25 on the time, later fronted an equally widespread group: Audioslave.
Fast reminder that Jimmy Web page hasn’t at all times had white hair! In 1996 — two years earlier than he based Led Zeppelin — the guitarist rocked a mop of brunette locks throughout a portrait session together with his first band, The Yardbirds, within the Detroit space. He was simply 22 on the time.
Rod Stewart is seen right here someday within the Sixties. In 1969, the rocker — who in the course of the decade was a member of the Dimensions, Steampacket, Shotgun Categorical and the Jeff Beck Group — launched “An Previous Raincoat Will not Ever Let You Down,” his first solo studio album. In 1970, he began fronting the band Faces.
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth was all hair on this portrait from October 1978, the identical month he turned 24. Earlier that 12 months, his band dropped their self-titled debut studio album.
Bret Michaels and not using a bandana?! Yep! The Poison frontman went with out his signature accent whereas performing together with his band in late 1988, the identical 12 months they launched their hit sophomore album, “Open Up and Say… Ahh!” He was 25 on the time.
Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Younger is seen right here in 1970. That very same 12 months, he launched his debut self-titled solo studio album.
How does Ronnie Wooden in some way look precisely the identical now as he did again in 1973?! The Rolling Stones rocker was in his mid-20s on this portrait.
Joe Perry posed for a portrait in his mansion in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in September 1979 — the identical month the Aerosmith guitarist turned 29. Two months later, the band dropped their “Night time within the Ruts” album. Joe solely recorded half of it, although: He left the group earlier that 12 months amid a feud together with his bandmates. (He finally returned 5 years later.)
Nikki Sixx rocked lengthy hair and an entire lot of guyliner throughout a portrait session in Tokyo in July 1985 — a month after his band launched their “Theatre of Ache” album. The Mötley Crüe bassist was 26 on the time.
Which rock star was entrance and heart throughout a funeral-themed photoshoot with considered one of his earliest bands, The Hentchmen, in Detroit in 1998? Jack White, who was in his early 20s on the time. The next 12 months, he and Meg White launched their debut self-titled studio album as The White Stripes.