Today we celebrate with a rock stars fancy dress theme. Not the granite type variety, but the musical kind. This week sees the birthday of a number of rock legends, some of whom are still with us, whilst others are no more, although their music still lives on. We start with the 1950s and the Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Buddy Holly, who would have been 75 in two days time, had he not been tragically killed in a plane crash at the age of just 22. ‘Buddy, the Musical’ is currently doing the rounds at various UK theatres and here at propsnfrocks we get many requests for rock ‘n’ roll outfits from the 1950s, including teddy boys and girls. Another Dead Icon, Freddie Mercury of Queen fame (who was born in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, East Africa) would have been 65 today. ‘We Will Rock You’, featuring the music from Queen is still on at the Dominion Theatre in London and next year could be celebrating its 10th anniversary, which considering its original lynching by the critics has to be an achievement. Tomorrow the 6th, it’s Roger Waters turn to have a birthday, although aside from a Rocker Costume, we are not too sure how you would depict the legendary rock guitarist from Pink Floyd. Alongside Buddy Holly on September 7th, performer Chrissie Hynde of the 1980s/90s group The Pretenders will be 60, whilst Pink who was originally known for her punk rock style, but has now become more mainstream Rhythm & Blues, celebrates her 32nd birthday on September 8th.
Do you know any other rock or musical stars celebrating their birthdays this week?
Some of our Rock Star Style Costumes include:
- Buddy Holly
- Freddy Mercury – we stock some great Freddy Mercury costumes
- Michael Jackson
- Tina Turner
- Punk Outfits
- Status Quo – an easy one to put together at home with tight jeans and a white tee shirt. Finish it off with a Props n frocks wig and inflatable guitar!