Band: The Quarrymen; The Beatles; John Lennon

They may have started out all dressing the same with charmingly floppy moptops, but John Lennon emerged as the leading style figure of the world's favorite band. His flowery hippie style matched his message of peace, but it still had a dark New York edge that was gleaned from his adopted hometown. As one of the most popular and visible rock stars of all time, Lennon was first a product of his time as the entire globe fell in love with The Beatles, and then became a symbol of counterculture and progression as his style resonated with the dissatisfied youth.