Rock Stars Who Wear Sunglasses

Something about the rock star with the nerdy look. Think of the aggressive guy in the group who ends his day reading philosophy books. Ah, there goes that unmistakable charm. In here are some of the more popular rockers, though not strictly aggression-spitters, whose trademark glasses are as recognizable as the music that they make. The kind that makes you want to go running at the wholesale sunglasses section of the department store.

John Lennon

John Lennon

Easily the most popular of the lot, Lennon inspired a whole generation with his and his band’s music. It was a revolution beyond musical statures, and his hippie-style sunglasses were always at the front line. The one thing fans don’t want to remember though is the sight of his blood-stained pair of sunglasses (different from his trademark pair) after his death by gun shot from a deranged fan on December of 1980.

Elton John

elton john

There really is not one pair of sunglasses Sir Elton John is famous for. You want to talk about a man with a massive collection of glasses. During concerts, Sir Elton wears outlandish sunglasses to complete the entire getup. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, there’s no denying this man’s immense contribution not just in rock, but music in general.



U2’s music is characterized by simplicity. Well, more like simplified genius, and with a purpose. Much like why he wears sunglasses. More than fashion, Bono wears sunglasses because his eyes are sensitive to light, making his right eye swell up with prolonged exposure.

Buddy Holly


One of the pioneers of rock and roll, Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley in real life) kicks with the nerdy look. From the early years of rock and roll to this very day, he is regarded as a true inspiration to well-known acts the world over. Too bad he had to go early at the age of 22 in a plane crash.

Joe Satriani

joe satriani

Bald guy with the sunglasses who plays some mean guitar. Over the course of his career, Joe Satriani has worked with some of the finest musicians in the land, much thanks to his insane guitar chops. Onstage and in public, “Satch” likes sporting a pair of vintage sunglasses that only adds to the cool.

Just like their music, these artists’ sense of style never goes out of fashion. The next time you check out wholesale sunglasses, how about keeping them in mind?

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