The Society of Cool!
R.I.P. GREAT MAN
Careful now lads you're talking about something other than Boots,Scoots and Punch ups! that's not very butch of you. Haha
But in truth a real artist and leader in his field.
If U look Up Vidal Sassoon he woz a Hard Geezer livinin an Orphanage in the East End of London, fought fascists served in the Israeli Army. Respect, dont judge a book by the cover!
Yes, Steve I know. I was not having a pop and never do Judge. Sorry if I did not make that clear. I respect the man and as I said a true artist.
I've also read the book, but when i was telling my hairdresser here in Edinburgh that I had, he painted a different picture of him. He was telling me allegedly of course that when he was having his parties in his shared London flat, he was turning a blind eye to his mates abusing his daughter when in her teens.
Her life was f*****d with drugs as she grew up and ended up committing suicide.
Of course that wasn't mentioned in the book and TBH, I enjoyed the read at the time.
Carefull now , the trendies have already turned him into some kind of mod legend lol he was an anti fascist freedon fighter, a hard East End orphan and a hairdresser as well ,a real mod hero lol
Dont think he is a Mod lengend, definitely had influence on Mod style. If its true about abuse thats shameful and a disgrace. Just aknowledging a Mod influence. Gettin bit fed up wiv it all on here.
Mr Webster dont know who you are refering to as Trendies?
CONTD....Definitely not ME!......Gettin fed up with negative comments on here. Takin a needed break from posting on MG shortly due to movin, seems quite a few people do that on here!
Well going to write something but now unsure what to write?
Trendies??...oh dear. THEY SHALL NOT WEAR TRAINERS!...lol.
It is indeed the same book. Certainly no references to any mods getting their hair cuts from him - he was more into cutting rich ladies hairs and of course the top London actors of those times... A working class mod would never have been able to afford to go to him anyway.
In saying that,stick with it mate - it delves a fair bit into the 60's when he was at the top of his game. He was the first to introduce the five point cut, for which made him his name i guess.
As said earlier, I enjoyed the read. :-)
TBH, I only was repeating what my hairdresser told me - he said Sassoon was a hero of his till he was told of the alleged abuse... Maybe a load of shite of course.