Friday, July 23, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 75: Hair

Hair - The Cast of Hair (1968)

You don't get much more rebellious on the great white way than you do with Hair. Since it its original production up until the 2009 revival, it has been a calling card for true fans of rock and roll to enter into the Broadway world. It's songs have been huge pop hits as well, for The Fifth Dimension, Oliver, Three Dog Night and The Cowsills. That latter singing family's version of the song featured today went to number 2 on the charts in 1969. It did so because it can be seen as a parody of hippie culture or as a towering anthem of individuality and freedom. Give the original cast a listen, and see this show as soon as you can. It is life-changing to say the least!

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