36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 271: A history of John’s hair in Vienna


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 271 — A history of John’s hair in Vienna
29-April-1972 (Samstag–Sat.)


John in college yearbook picture – 1971 (U.S.A. clean cut)
John college yearbook 1971

Nothing really new. Just practiced a lot.

“Hair” at night. (Because the opera was sold out.) Was interesting and enjoyable. Not as good as I was expecting it to be, though.


“Hair” the rock musical. Hair was the big rock musical of the 60s, presenting the hippie culture, drugs, anti-Vietnam, and nudity to the rest of the world. The musical was big phenomenon in the U.S. with its hit songs, “Hair” and “Acquarius.”

And here it is,
Hair is on tour with a performance in Vienna. I don’t remember if the Viennese performance had nudity. I don’t believe so. (As a blogger, never pass up a chance to use the word nudity in your posts.)

Hippie? I wasn’t a hippie in the 60s—remember, I always had to work. In Vienna, I am growing my hair longer—I was a wannabe hippie. I should have been in Hair. My photos below could have been an audition.

A history of John’s hair in Vienna. The photos below are a history of my hair in Vienna in 1971. There are plenty of pictures here, and when you see the progression of growth, you’ll wonder why I couldn’t afford getting a hair cut. I think I just wanted to let my hair down (hah, cliche), or perhaps I was feeling like I was an artist or musician or composer. See what happens when mom isn’t there to yell at you? It’s fun to look back at pictures like these.


Hair, the musical, in Wikipedia (with a couple of musical selections)

A history of John’s hair in Vienna

The opening picture shows my clean-cut look in my college yearbook 1971

A smidge longer hair in my 1971 Vienna Studienbuch picture
John Studienbuch picture 1971

John Vienna, early Fall 1971 (intellectual length)
John Vienna early fall 1971

John Vienna sightseeing 1971 (a little gruffy)
John in Fall 1971

John pays homage to Mozart (hair is longer)
Johns homage to Mozart 1971

John’s Vienna student ID 1971 (wow, now it’s long—rock star look)
Johns student ID 1971

John skiing Innsbruck (holy cow, late 1971)
I’m a hippie, now.
John skiing Innsbruck 1971


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