People have proclaimed graphic tees to be dead so many times, but the classics never fade. Since coming to popularity in the ‘70s, music-related garb from tour shirts to ones bearing the logo of popular clubs have never gone out of style. In fact, they’ve only grown to become staples of fashion and pop culture.
With record sales shrinking, most bands have become savvy enough to embrace merchandising and licensing. Merch booths at most shows and concerts are packed with several designs, along with other ephemera covered in your favorite band or performer’s graphics. But some T-shirts are so simple, well-drawn, or direct that they become timeless. With all the choices out there, here are 10 that have become part of music history.Click to start the list