To my knowledge, rock and roll mustaches have never been publicly recognized. I’ve encountered stache after stache over the years, but I’ve never taken the time to compile a collection until tonight. This list came off the top of my head, so it is by no means definitive. If I’ve missed any, please leave a comment.
Let’s pay homage to our hair-lipped music icons. Is it spelled mustache or moustache anyway?
Frank Zappa – He barely qualified for consideration because of his soul patch. Fortunately his stache overshadows it…
Ted Nugent - This is what Larry Bird’s 80′s mustache would have been if he would have let it go. Nice long hair lip.
Jesse Hughes - Eagles of Death Metal lead singer or one of the guys from Mythbusters?
Freddie Mercury – Freddie grew this mustache in 3 hours.
The Edge – Irish cowboys come off as Village People.
Jim Croce - I always thought Jim Croce looked like Luigi from Mario Brothers.
Duane Allman – Not many can connect their mustache with their lambchop sideburns. Duane is in an elite class.
Derek Smalls – Spinal Tap. Best Rock Movie Ever.
David Crosby – Melissa Ethridge hand selected this guy’s sperm. Unbelievable.
Carlos Santana – Is he wearing lip gloss? I never liked Santana.
Chuck Berry – One of those well groomed-mustaches I could never figure out. He shaved above and below the stache to give separation between the upper lip and lower nostrils.
John Oates – This is what he looks like without Hall holding his hand. The overexposed picture really brings out his bushy Cheech Marinesque stache.
Jeff Baxter – Puts David Crosby’s walrus to shame.
Ringo Star – I’ve never seen anyone take their mustache so seriously. Seriously.
Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady) – Like Zappa there is chin carpet, but that curly, imperial moustache is incredible.