Jeans and rock’n’roll have gone hand in hand since the dawn of the genre. From Mick Jagger‘s iconic denim jackets in the 60s to the shredded denim uniform of Nirvana in the 90s, denim has been the material of choice for some of the most famous rockstars in history. Levi’s Unzipped blog takes a look back at some of these stars, and their most iconic denim moments: the history of denim and rock’n’roll.
From Unzipped: The legendary grunge outfit Nirvana recently received its official induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame commemorating the 20th anniversary of the band’s iconic In Utero album. The band, in addition to producing universally lauded rock songs, was also known for making “angst” mainstream and defining an entire lifestyle of music—right down to the plaid and denim-addled wardrobe.
But Nirvana wasn’t the first rock act to don denim. Take a look at other royalties of rock who wore jeans while making music history. (See more)
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