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The Mop-top!!!!!!
16 September 2014
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My hair looks like this, 'cept chin-shoulder length (depends on how I brush it)

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And I have never had a moptop- curly hair doesn't go well with it, see

 

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And I have never had a moptop- curly hair doesn't go well with it, see
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Oh, I think it’s fine. The guy just doesn’t look like a Beatle, but his haircut is fine.

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Before I started parting my hair in the middle during my high school years, I was mop toppish by default. I had been told at one time or another that I looked like each one of the Beatles depending on how long the hair was or how old I was.

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@Zig said
Before I started parting my hair in the middle during my high school years, I was mop toppish by default. I had been told at one time or another that I looked like each one of the Beatles depending on how long the hair was or how old I was.

That must feel great!

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StrawberryFieldsForever said

@Zig said
Before I started parting my hair in the middle during my high school years, I was mop toppish by default. I had been told at one time or another that I looked like each one of the Beatles depending on how long the hair was or how old I was.

That must feel great!

It did - but then I would be humbled when somebody said I looked like Moe from the Three Stooges.
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There were times, post-high school, when I wore my hair long and did not shave for a day or so, I bore a strong resemblance to my avatar. Without the guitar of course.

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Oudis said

AppleScruffJunior said
And I have never had a moptop- curly hair doesn't go well with it, see
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Oh, I think it’s fine. The guy just doesn’t look like a Beatle, but his haircut is fine.

I do slightly want to ruffle his hair a-hard-days-night-paul-7

And this

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Ok, this was me last Halloween, and no I do not dress up as a Beatle every year!  And yes that is my hair!! blue-meanie

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Cool pic, Bongo. Where'd you get the Hofner?

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I was working in the stacks upstairs and saw this book.
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Fashions in Hair: The First Five Thousand Years

Of course I had to stop my work for a few minutes and see what the author had to say about The Beatles.

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The wildly eccentric hairstyle of Liverpool's Beatles (see Chapter 14) appeared to be a runaway development of the Caesar cut.

In February 1964 there occurred a curious phenomenon which had some passing impact on the world of hair. The United States, after ample warning, was invaded by four young Englishmen who, in their way, caused nearly as much stir as the invading British nearly two hundred years earlier. They were, however, received with considerably more enthusiasm; and the near riots they caused were expressions of an adulation nobody could quite explain. The four, emanating from Liverpool, were known as the Beatles; and although they billed themselves as singers, whatever it was they did was more or less drowned out by the hysterical screams of their fans.

Their one claim to fame, however transient, lay, like Samson's, not so much in their talent (argggghhhhhhhhh - that was me, not the author) as in their hair. All four wore their hair in a modified fifteenth-century cut, completely obscuring their foreheads. Coming, as they did, at the height of a wig cycle, the result was, not surprisingly, a flurry of Beatle wigs. According to Time, the were being sold 'by the hundreds of dozens'. A manufacturer of novelties, appearing on television, claimed to have made and sold thousands of them. Established wig-makers in New York were getting frequent calls for them. Department stores featured them in window displays. And everybody talked about them.

That the wigs were sold seems certain. Who wore them is less clear. Certainly they were not in evidence on the streets of New York. Presumably they were bought by teen-agers and their indulgent parents, worn wherever teen-agers wear such things, and then, eventually, discarded along with other passing fancies. Perhaps, like the outmoded, eighteenth-century wigs, some of them were used for dustmops.

In England the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Pretty Things, and similar groups seemed to be having at least a passing effect on the hairdos of impressionable teen-age girls, whose consuming ambition in life, at least for the moment, was often merely to touch the hair of one of the singing idols. Sometimes they even tried to look as much like the boys as possible, and for a while it was not always easy to tell which was which. In September 1964 the New York Times Magazine ran six pictures of young, long-haired Britons with an indispensable caption indicating which were boys and which were girls.

That it was the girls who were emulating the boys and not the other way around is indicated by a Lancashire lad's reply to a question about his long hair: "My bird [girl friend] wears her hair short. I don't want to look like a girls, so I have my hair long.' Like Samson, the young Englishmen, in spite of the elegant dress of a group known as the Mods, considered their long hair a mark fo virility. It could also be of considerable assistance professionally. According to Anthony Carthew in the New York Times Magazine, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones put it this way: 'My own mother thought I was ridiculous at first. But I told her about all this money we're earning, and she saw the point.'

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My hair used to be short, but I cut it mop-top style to help cover my face (and because I loved the Fabs!) It's been that way ever since.

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My hair goes down to my lower back and I'm keeping it that way...  but if I had short hair I would probably have serious moptoppism going on. 

In 1964 the Fabs were asked by some idiotic American pressmen (in Minneapolis) how they slept at night with such long hair. If there was a forum for "Stupid Questions Asked of the Beatles", this would be top of the list. 

Here's the relevant bit of the press conference: 

Q: "I'd like to ask you all a personal question about your hair. How can you sleep at night with it that long?"

JOHN: "Well, when you're asleep you don't notice."

(laughter)

PAUL: "True, true. Ha! That told him."

GEORGE: "How do you sleep with your arms and your legs still attached? It's the same."

RINGO: "You get used to it."

GEORGE: "Maybe that's why we've been up every night."

PAUL: "Yeah, maybe THAT'S why we have parties. That's it. We can't sleep with this long hair."

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PAUL: "Great!"

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JOHN: "People have only had short hair since the world war. So they've been sleeping for all those thousands of years with long hair."

PAUL: "It's not a problem, I tell ya. It's just as much a problem as having short hair, which to you seems like normal."

JOHN: "It's more of a problem having short hair, having to keep it short."

How true. Leave it to the Beatles to answer even the dumbest questions intelligently, or at least entertainingly. 

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Paul's too pretty to be a boy. It's not fair.  

I hope this would be considered stay-on-topic able! :)

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I used to have a mop top when I was younger 

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So did little vonbontee in 1975

 

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One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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ahdn_paul_06 Your mop top can't be found. Where is it hiding?

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 LOL i suck at computor...I tried again

AAAH! Your FACE is gone! :(

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Silly Girl said a long time ago
My hair goes down to my lower back and I'm keeping it that way... but if I had short hair I would probably have serious moptoppism going on. 


Yep a-hard-days-night-george-4

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Not from the Fab Four but from the Throttling Three (Stooges):

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Silly Girl said

Silly Girl said a long time ago
My hair goes down to my lower back and I'm keeping it that way... but if I had short hair I would probably have serious moptoppism going on. 


Yep a-hard-days-night-george-4  

Wow. Not much longer than mine. 

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It'll shag out soon. Before I cut it last week, it had already headed in an early '68 John direction (like at the end of Yellow Submarine , but without the sideboards).

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Hey everyone, I'm new here, Id love to get the mop top however most people mix up the moptop and give you a bowl cut, because thats how the Beatles haircuts are described for some reason... 

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