Posted by Josh (other posts) on December 21, 2016 at 12:53:02 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Is this how you had to wear your hair back then? posted by elektros on December 20, 2016 at 15:29:15:
I'm thinking that things had changed for the better between 1966 and 1972 so the short haircut rule was either eliminated or no longer enforced by school administrators and as the 1970s seemed to be a bit more "long hair friendly" than the previous decade and even news anchors such as Tom Brokaw and Gelraldo Rievera had much longer hair during that era(which would have not been permitted during the 1960s) societal norms had changed in favor of longer hairstyles for Men and boys and young men could wear theirs at least as long as Gelraldo without and threat of suspension.
: : : http://www.wisecountytexas.info/bridgeportindex/images/1966/1966-08-05-pg14.jpg
: : : like those guys?
: : No. I started growing my hair long in 1964, I thrived on all the complaints that I got. I loved going to school each day knowing that I was going to crap for having long hair. And yes the complaints came, I got in trouble for having long hair, but I
: : stubbornly kept my hair long throughout my school years.
: : The more the complaints came the more I was determined to keep my hair long. My parents by this time were divorced, and my mother
: : was ok with my long hair.
: I began to grow out my hair when I suppose I was about 15, around 1972 I suppose. The sad truth is that being a good pupil with high grades got me out of any criticism from the school. I remember one guy, Graham Stock, who caught all kinds of flak about his hair. The issue was slightly different. Yes, he had long hair, but his fringe was like you see on sheepdogs, hanging down over his eyes, and that was what really annoyed the teachers. Also, he was near the bottom academically. I suppose they figured he couldn't see his books, or something?