Why did he shave his head in '73 ?

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Why did he shave his head in '73 ?

Postby Berkeleyan » Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:39 am

Why ? Was it for kicks ?
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Postby kylestyle » Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:49 am

Hair Peace
I needed comfort of love just to get me some piece of mind.. wo-oh
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Postby Berkeleyan » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:27 am

"Hair Peace " was back in '69
The hair was there
and so his derriere
But the head was not shaved yet
was it as far as you could get ?

John got bald in '73
but a hairpiece he never wore
was shaving his head a more
unconventional pleasantry ?
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Postby theDingle » Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:54 pm

I dug this up---John's obviously in a cryptic and/or uncooperative mood, still sort of deadpan funny. There might be a later interview somewhere more revealing....

French Television News
Recorded: 26/Jan/1970

"THE NEW LOOK LENNON'S DISCUSS THEIR LATEST HAIRCUTS."

On their return home from Denmark, the Lennon's had to make a detour to France. Whilst there they were interviewed by a news team in a Paris Hotel.....

Newsman: "Mr Lennon, why did you decide to cut your hair?"
John: "Because I felt like it, you know."
Newsman: "So there was no special reason?"
John: "No, I mean why do you cut yours?"

Newsman: "I suppose as a leader of a sort...of a peace movement..do you have any special plans on the future?"
John: "I'm not a leader, and I try not to make plans, you know, we have no new plans."
Yoko: "We just like to come across with the message of peace and love."
John: "Peace, peace"

Newsman: "You're going back to London now I suppose?"
John: "Yes. We only came because the fog wouldn't let us in London. We were on our way to London. We just got held up. But we enjoyed it."
Newsman: "When are you going to London?"
John: "Now."
Newsman: "And what will you do when you get there?"
John: "Go home."

Newsman: "I understand the Beatles have just recorded a new record..."
John: "A new Single...Let it be, folks."
Newsman: "What it the record about?"
John: "About Letting it be."
Newsman: "Can you explain that?"
John: "You'll hear it."
Newsman: "You must listen to it?"
John: "Listen, Listen.....Je me leve a sept heures."
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Postby theDingle » Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:13 pm

Berk, your thread states '73 though, not sure about any haircut then.

In 1976 there was a controversy regarding a long-hair Lennon photo to be used on Roots, a fast-track non-authorized version his Rock 'N' Roll album. From the minutes of the ensuing law suit..........:

"John argued that the cover photo on Roots, an early 1969 shot of him in shoulder-length hair, could damage his credibility as a recording artist because it neither reflected how he looked when the record was made nor was it a conceptual design, as on Rock 'N' Roll, created to evoke the spirit of the material on the album.

Prior to the trial, John had gotten his hair cut quite short and now looked nothing like the photo in question. Schurtman (the opposing attorney) put John on the stand and tried to intimidate him by maintaining that he had had his hair cut just for the trial.

"Rubbish," John replied. "I cut it every 18 months."

Everyone in the court, including Judge Griesa, broke into laughter.
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Postby funkbeatle » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:11 pm

I only knew about Lennon´s short haircut on Mind Games cover :lol:
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Postby funkbeatle » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:15 pm

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Postby Berkeleyan » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:20 pm

Hey Dingle, the thing was:

In early 1970 Lennon and Yoko both had their hair cut real short; then they "donated" their locks to raise funds for a black guy (forgot his name) accused of 1rst degree murder (this guy was eventually executed for the crime). Ther is even a picture of the lennons holding their locks in the presence of that guy, on some roof top (perhaps the Saville row Apple bldg. ?)

As for 1973, Lennon really had all his head hair cut - I mean all of it.
So he was bald for some time (early '73). Perhaps just for kicks, but most probably because "MOTHER" (Y.O.) told him to.....(I guess). What for ? I dunno. Answers, anyone ?
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Postby grade4 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:54 am

Berkeleyan wrote:Hey Dingle, the thing was:

In early 1970 Lennon and Yoko both had their hair cut real short; then they "donated" their locks to raise funds for a black guy (forgot his name) accused of 1rst degree murder (this guy was eventually executed for the crime). Ther is even a picture of the lennons holding their locks in the presence of that guy, on some roof top (perhaps the Saville row Apple bldg. ?)

The "black guy" was Michael 'X', and they "swapped a bag full of their recently shorn hair for a pair of Muhammad Ali's blood stained boxing shorts".

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As for 1973, Lennon really had all his head hair cut - I mean all of it.
So he was bald for some time (early '73). Perhaps just for kicks, but most probably because "MOTHER" (Y.O.) told him to.....(I guess). What for ? I dunno. Answers, anyone ?


I never heard of this... I have to look into this... I know Ringo went bald in '76 (I think) in Monte-Carlo...
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Postby Berkeleyan » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:19 am

By all accounts 1976 was a low point in Ringo's LIFE.
Lots of booze, partying with no tomorrow in sight, bad companies....
A huge health problem that led to his undergoing surgery (I think he lost a piece of his stomach in the process), so - YEAH -
perhaps to start a new craze, perhaps for a new lease in life
he shaved off his hair, beard AND EYEBROWS !
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