1956 : Romeo Community High School Clamps Down on Elvis Presley Hairstyles

October 30, 2021 all-day
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On Oct. 30, 1956, 52 boys at Romeo Community High School faced a deadline to either trim their Elvis Presley-like hairstyles or leave the school. The Superintendent of Romeo Community High School imposed the deadline after teachers complained the students’ sideburns and duck-tail haircuts spawned defiant behavior.

Barbers offered free haircuts to boys who could not afford them. And all 52 boys complied with the deadline.

Source: Michigan Every Day

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