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Thread started 09/11/18 1:35pm

luvsexy4all

who had the biiggest afro back in the day?

billy preston or sly???

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Reply #1 posted 09/11/18 2:27pm

MickyDolenz

The Fly, ssssssssssssssssssss

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Reply #2 posted 09/11/18 5:10pm

TrivialPursuit

ANGELA DAVIS AND JACKIE JACKSON.

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Reply #3 posted 09/11/18 5:42pm

MickyDolenz

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For 75 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #4 posted 09/11/18 5:57pm

MickyDolenz

The Sylvers

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For 75 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #5 posted 09/11/18 6:03pm

MickyDolenz

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For 75 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #6 posted 09/11/18 8:53pm

phunkdaddy

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LOL Sugar with the Couvasier. I know I probably spelled it wrong.

Count Billy Preston among the entertainers with the Super Afro

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #7 posted 09/12/18 5:17am

Purplegarden

Angela Davis by far, that thing was legendary. Although Billy Prestons was huge but a wig. I think those dudes in the Sylvers had huge afros too. Some of those Soul Train dancers had huge ones too (Watch any pre 1980 soul train line video).

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Even here in NZ, many Maori and Pacific Island people had huge ass afros too back in the day, My dad had a huge afro and we used to put all sort of shit in it like lolly papers and ice cream sticks and things and he would barely notice it and then shake his hair and all this shit would fly out of it and we would be laughing.

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Just about every funk group in the 70s had at least one cat with a huge afro in it and of course one with corn rows.

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Reply #8 posted 09/12/18 5:34am

Purplegarden

Paul Mitchell definitely - goddamn

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70s Prince had a big one too

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A lot of these light skinned brothers loved the huge afros as they reaffirmed their blackness. I think the unsung episode on De Barge (Half Black, they had a white father), one of the Debarges was mentioing how they teased the heck out of their afros, so the Black kids would hang out with them, as being light skinned, they were dereided by some other pupils and of course the white kids wanted nothing to do with them either. To me Paul Mitchell looks nearly white.

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Reply #9 posted 09/12/18 5:45am

Purplegarden

Not back in the day, but current. This woman has an afro 4 foot 5 inches round, and I love the irony, the African American co anchor has a blonde weave!

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Reply #10 posted 09/14/18 9:54pm

MickyDolenz

Rock’s Greatest Afros
by Dave Lifton • September 14, 2018 • Ultimate Classic Rock

In celebration of World Afro Day on Sept. 15, we're taking a look at some of the rock stars who have sported the look over the years.

The Afro first became popular in the late '60s and '70s, when African Americans began growing out their hair, rather than straightening it or keeping it short, as part of the "Black Is Beautiful" movement that challenged conventional standards of beauty. The look was picked up by many of the biggest African-American musicians, activists, celebrities and athletes of the day, and it became both a fashion statement and a powerful expression of black pride.

As Chad Dion Lassiter of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice told Ebony, “The Afro was black beauty personified without white validation, and it did not care about critics. For many black men, it was about cool pose and hyper-masculinity in the face of police brutality and constant oppression.”

But for all its association with the black community, plenty of white musicians with deep connections to blues or jazz sported their own versions of the Afro, notably Eric Clapton during his time in Cream and Jimi Hendrix's bandmates Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding. For Rob Tyner of the MC5, it was a way of showing solidarity with their friends in the Black Panthers.

As soul and funk gave way to disco, and later hip-hop, the Afro gave way to other hairstyles. But it's had occasional revivals -- Prince had one late in his life -- and these days can be seen being sported by two members of At the Drive-In, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, as well as longtime Lenny Kravitz guitarist Craig Ross.

Check them all out below.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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Eric Clapton

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Lindsey Buckingham


Neal Schon


Aretha Franklin

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Phil Lynott

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Diana Ross

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Earth, Wind and Fire

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Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones) and Billy Preston

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Jeff Lynne (ELO)

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2018/08/Jeff-Lynne.jpg?w=980&q=75
Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad)


Lenny Kravitz and Craig Ross

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Prince

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Rob Tyner (MC5)

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Sib Hashian (Boston)


Sly Stone

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Jackson Five

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Al Green

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Larry Graham (Sly & the Family Stone)

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The Meters


The Commodores

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The Ohio Players

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Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At the Drive-In)

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2018/08/Cedric-Bixler-Zavala.jpg?w=980&q=75
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (At the Drive-In)

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2018/08/Omar-Rodriguez-Lopez.jpg?w=980&q=75
The Bar-Kays


Bernie Leadon and Don Henley (Eagles)

Betty Davis

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The Brothers Johnson

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The Sylvers


Baby Huey

For 75 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #11 posted 09/15/18 10:50am

2045RadicalMat
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People ask me everywhere. "Is that really all your hair?"

I just tell them "If it ain't. .. it sure don't mean that no I can't"

Cause i just don't think it's fair to judge a man by the length of his hair.

"Ahhh c'mon, BE A NOSE! " - WALTER PAISLEY
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Reply #12 posted 09/15/18 12:41pm

luvsexy4all

i think mick taylor is the winner...although thats not an afro

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Reply #13 posted 09/15/18 3:03pm

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