The Beatles were famously known for their mop-top haircuts in the early 1960s, but their styles evolved over time. DeviantArt user mozzarellapoppy has a look at the hair, moustache, and spectacle changes over an eight-year span. Watch as they slowly morph into The Bee Gees.
Great. Just to put in context each year/hair style:
1963 – Please Please Me, With The Beatles
1964 – A Hard Day’s Night, Beatles for Sale
1965 – Help!, Rubber Soul
1966 – Revolver
1967 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mistery Tour
1968 – White Album
1969 – Abbey Road, Yellow Submarine
1970 – Let it Be
The order at the end really isn’t quite right. While Let It Be was the last album released, it was not the last album the group recorded. That honor goes to Abbey Road. For numerous reasons, Let It Be was delayed and did not get released until after Abbey Road. I will leave the discussion of this fact’s impact on the hair chronology to others.
Don is correct re: order of albums, but the hair chronology is still correct :)
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Is the increase in head size over time a significant part of their evolution?
head size is correlated with money. Bill gates actually pays someone to support his cranium for him.
very interesting !
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The heads appear to be getting bigger every year. This distorts the comparison of hair styles. This is not legitimate.
In summary, I agree with Mike and Beatle Dog. This webstie should be taken down immediately. Please read more of my ideas at antrho.org/shill.
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Some minor issues:
1. John’s should be red and Ringo’s should have a grey streak on the right side.
2. Don’t underestimate the importance of eyebrows, particularly on George and John. They had unibrows but began manscaping in 1963, only for John to grow his back in 1969. (Of course Paul was a chronic manscaper pre-1969 and Ringo’s left eyebrow has a silver streak in it.)
3. John in 1966, 1969 and 1970 are slightly off. He cut all his hair off after the 1966 tour to make the film “How I Won The War.” In 1969 (after the disasterous “Get Back/Let It Be” project) he grew his hair out to look like Jesus (see: Abbey Road cover, August 1969.) Finally, in December of 1969 he and Yoko got brainwashed and scalped by a cult in Denmark (see 1970’s “Instant Karma” vids. Later in 1970 they auctioned off their shorn locks to benefit the Black Panthers.)
4. The Bee Gees didn’t get this hairy until the 1970’s.
Overall, though, this is quite entertaining.
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Fucking, fucking awesome!
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Their heads aren’t bigger – 1970 is just closer than 1963!
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