National Sideburns Day: Joe Strummer wins Best Ever Sideburns vote. Sideburns are back

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2018 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

11th August 2017

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

National Sideburns Day: Joe Strummer wins Best Ever Sideburns vote as Sideburns are back

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that on the annual National Sideburns Day former lead singer with the Clash the late Joe Strummer has won the vote for Best Ever Sideburns with 26% of the poll. He shaved Noddy Holder (16%) for the honour with former Flying Pickets singer the late Brian Hibbard third with 12%.

The sixth National Sideburns Day reflects the growing popularity of a range of facial hair styles.

National Sideburns Day was originally held to mark Bradley Wiggins Olympic victory in 2012

The campaigners say that sideburns, sometimes known as mutton chops, and named after US Civil War General Ambrose Burnside were often worn by Victorian politicians

Bradley Wiggins reinvented the post-1945 tradition of sideburns from Elvis Presley to Noddy Holder and the late Lemmy and Alvin Stardust, turned them into something no self-respecting hipster would be without

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, this year National Sideburns Day has attracted the greatest ever interest. We can say with confidence that sideburns are back

Best Sideburns ever poll

Noddy Holder


General Burnside

Alvin Stardust

Bradley Wiggins

Glen Campbell

Isaac Asimov

Elvis Presley

Jack Nicholson

Tom Jones

Joe Strummer

Brian Hibbard

Amos Brealy

Henry Winkler

Ray Dorset



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