Celebrities/Stars of the 1970s and 80s:Then and Now Part 29
Rock Stars Edition #2
Belinda Carlisle, lead singer of the Go-Go's band, one of the most successful all-female bands in history
Paul Stanley, "The Starchild", rhythm guitarist and singer of the KISS rock band
David Gilmour, English guitarist, singer and songwriter who was a member of the Pink Floyd rock band
Mark Seymour, Australian musician and vocalist, frontman, songwriter of Hunters & Collectors rock band
Peter Garrett, lead singer of the Midnight Oil australian rock band
Ted Nugent, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes band, went solo in the 1970s with the albums: Ted Nugent (1975), Free-for-All (1976) and Cat Scratch Fever (1977)
Jinx Dawson, lead singer for Coven band, there re-recording of the One Tin Soldier song was featured in the Billy Jack film
Ringo Starr, English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, drummer for the Beatles rock band
Paul McCartney, bass guitarist and singer for the Beatles rock band, formed Paul McCartney and Wings rock band in 1971
Kevin Cronin, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and occasional pianist for REO Speedwagon rock band
Jim "Dandy" Mangrum, lead singer and frontman for Black Oak Arkansas rock band
John Farnham, Australian rock/soft rock singer, lead singer of Little River Band from 1982-85
Pat Travers, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and singer, Pat Travers Band
Johnny Van Zant, American musician and the current lead vocalist of Lynyrd Skynyrd Southern rock band
Iva Davies, Australian singer, songwriter, co-founder and lead singer of rock band Icehouse
Mark Knopfler, lead singer, and songwriter for the rock band Dire Straits
David Coverdale, lead singer of Deep Purple band, founder, lead singer of Whitesnake, hard rock band
Dee Snider, lead singer of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister, Twisted Sister's best-known hits include "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock", which had music videos noted for their sense of slapstick humor
Gerry Beckley, a founding member of the band America
Dewey Bunnell, British-American musician, singer, guitarist, and songwriter, member of America rock band, best-known compositions include "A Horse with No Name", "Ventura Highway", and "Tin Man"
Nikki Sixx, co-founder, bassist, and primary songwriter of Mötley Crüe band
Russell Hitchcock, Australian musician and vocalist for Air Supply soft rock band
Peter Criss, "The Catman" , a co-founder, original drummer, occasional vocalist of the hard rock band Kiss
Ace Frehley, "The Spaceman", original lead guitarist and co-founding member of the rock band Kiss
Michael Stipe, lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M.
Colin Hay, the lead vocalist of the band Men at Work
Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald song hit number 1 in his native Canada, In the United States, it reached number 1 in Cashbox and number 2 for two weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 (behind Rod Stewart's "Tonight's The Night"), making it Lightfoot's second-most-successful single behind the song "Sundown"
Rod Stewart, British rock singer and songwriter, UK and US number one hit single song with "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
Brian Johnson, third lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, after the death of their second lead singer Bon Scott
Buck Dharma, American guitarist and songwriter, member of Blue Öyster Cult band
Cyndi Lauper, American singer, songwriter, actress, Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985, four top-five hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100—"Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Time After Time," "She Bop," and "All Through the Night"
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