When Liam Gallagher busted out this Union Jack parka jacket while performing with Beady Eye at the Isle of Wight festival on June 12, 2011, he joined a long line of British musicians that have used the Union Jack as a fashion statement.
Pete Townshend – The Who
Paul Cook – Sex Pistols
Geri “Ginger Spice”Halliwell – The Spice Girls
Noel Gallagher famously used the Union Jack on his signature Epiphone Supernova guitar during the height of Oasis mania.
Non- Brit, Axl Rose from the Guns N’ Roses “Use Your Illusion” era.
UPDATE: Thanks to feelnumb.com reader Elle for the reminder of Joe Elliott from Def Leppard sporting the Union Jack in the video for “Photograph“. Which led to me finding this gem with the whole band in Union Jack shorts and muscle shirts.
And finally, none other than David Hasselhoff who apparently is a big music star in Germany with two #1 hits sporting the Union Jack.
Check out Paul McCartney and Noel Gallagher’s Union Jack Guitars…
Saving the best for last!!!
The pic of the Sex Pistol is of Paul Cook, not Johnny Rotten. Just an FYI.
Also, Joe Elliot from Def Leppard in the "Photograph" video
Thanks for the pleasant reminder!!! We added Joe to this list.