The Voice, the Hair
Michael Bolton began his career, surprising as it may seem now, singing hard rock songs. He fronted the 70's band Blackjack for two albums, before going solo when they disbanded in 1980. His self-titled third album, released three years later, featured the talents of Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick.
Bolton really hit his peak though when he decided go down a poppier route, and the decision to cover old standards like '(Sittin on) the Dock of the Bay' and 'Georgia On My Mind', proved to be a stroke of genius. From the late 80s onwards, Michael Bolton's mastery of the pop-rock ballad turned him into a household name the world over, selling millions of records and earning him two Grammys. Recently, he's found a whole new audience with his self-deprecating appearances in Lonely Island videos and in his own Valentine's Special on Netflix.