Beatles haircuts ‘unsightly, unsafe, unruly, and unclean’ – archive, 6 December 1963

6 December 1963 Young engineer back at work after suspension for sporting a Beatles-style haircut

Thomas Charnock (16) returns to work as an apprentice at a Birkenhead factory today after a two-week suspension imposed because he had a Beatles-style haircut.Thomas, of Pasture Road, Moreton, a first year apprentice at the K.W.K. engineering factory, at Park Street, Birkenhead, was told along with other apprentices by the managing director, Mr William Kaminski, to get his hair cut properly. Mr Kaminski said Beatles haircuts were unsightly, unsafe, unruly, and unclean.The Beatles’ landmark 19...