Shock Rockers Who Sparked Controversy Arriving on the Music Scene ...

Today, it seems most shocking performances come from pop stars, but there was a time when shock rockers stirred up controversy. Shock rockers do the unexpected live on stage while performing any type of rock music. Here are 7 of the most influential shock rockers who spark controversy wherever they go!

1. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

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One of the very first shock rockers was Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. You may not know his name, but I’m sure you have heard his hit song, “I Put a Spell on You.” During his live shows, he would emerge from a coffin and sing into a skull microphone. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins paved the way for other shock rockers. While his on-stage antics may seem tame by today’s standards, he brought a lot of shock value with his stunts in the late 1950s.

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