Band: The Sex Pistols; Public Image Ltd.

The Ramones may have invented punk rock, but Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols took it to its extreme. The band was formed by a group of guys who hung out at Vivienne Westwood's infamous clothing shop SEX and created a sense of style that had polite society's knickers all up in a bunch. The British used to think that having long hair was strange, but echoes of Johnny rocking all-offensive everything would reverberate through the next few decades as rock became about pissing off the establishment both through music and style.