The resurgence of facial hair has made it’s way back into the music world. From the smoldering sex appeal possessed by the 5 o’clock shadow to the powerful, Zeusien beard, bristles are back. But we mustn’t forget the forefathers of rock, who helped bring the unshaven to the masses.
Perhaps the most overlooked, underrated and besmirched member of the follicle faced family is the mustache. Distinguished and regal with a touch of rebellion, the mustache takes discipline; something these musicians had and harnessed when mastering their craft while also making its mark on their face.
Jimi‘s mustache is paralleled by his music career: it never reached its full potential. A member of the 27 Club, Hendrix allegedly died from asphyxiating on his own vomit, but not before breaking ground with Rock ‘N’ Roll’s signature instrument; the electric guitar.
Please, don’t mistakenly refer to them as Hall & Oates. With a soup strainer like that, John Oates deserves to be mentioned by his full name.
The duo reached the peak of their popularity in the late ’70s and early ’80s, a time when the lip tickler flourished and a kiss from John Hall was on every woman’s list.
And don’t forget; in case of emergency, call the Hall & Oates Hotline.
At one time or another, each member of the Fab Four’s faces featured facial hair ranging from beard to mustache. But the Quiet Beatle, George Harrison, eclipsed the others. Harrison did sport a striking resemblance to Jesus Christ for a period, with his long hair and epic beard, but the ‘stache found a home above George’s upper lip for a substantial amount of time.
There was just something in the way that mustache grew.
Freddie Mercury‘s mustache was as charismatic as he was on stage. He demanded perfection from his voice, his moves, the crowd he commanded and most certainly his facial hair.
Perfectly trimmed and boldly presented above his upper lip, Mercury’s mustache was as powerful as the rock ballads he and Queen made a fortune from during their career.
Seriously, look at that thing!
Much like his experimental music, Zappa‘s mustache was bold and brash. Boundaries could not contain either his music nor that handlebar. Hold on tight, throw on “Joe’s Garage,” and get ready for a wild (mustache) ride.
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