A barber’s fame in the 1980s, the early 2000s and the present may have given rise to the notion that a barbershop could be a place for a man to express himself.
But one barber, John Lydon, died in April 2017.
He was 74.
His obituary in The New York Times noted that Lydons signature style, “the ‘gush darn,'” had been “rejected by the American barber community” for decades.
It noted that he was “the last of a breed” of barbers who had grown up in a culture of “gosh damn.”
The barbers on “The Colbert Report” would have been thrilled to have Lydson on their show, they said in a 2011 interview.
But when Lydonia died in June 2017, his story went largely unreported in the mainstream media.
Lydona’s barber shop, in a suburb of Louisville, Ky., was closed, and his son John Liddon said his father was “one of those people who really wanted to get on TV.”
He said that Lyle was “a great barber” who “gave me a chance” when he was at the barber school.
But Lydonian was also a man who “was the epitome of a man,” his son said.
Lydon had a long history of being in the spotlight.
His family told the Louisville Courier-Journal that his father, a self-proclaimed “man’s man,” had been featured on a number of national news shows.
In 1982, his son went on “60 Minutes” and interviewed Lydoni, who told him that he would “never get married” because he was gay.
The same year, the family went on a trip to Israel with Lydón’s wife, and a reporter asked him what he would do if his daughter were pregnant.
Lythons answer was the same: He would “get married.”
Lydonian told the Courier-Jourdan that he and his wife had been married for 10 years, and that he had “done everything that was asked of me,” including having a son and a daughter.
Lyles son said that his dad was also in the news for his “gush damn” haircut, which he described as a “real deal.”
“I remember him telling the reporter, ‘I have this crazy, crazy hair,'” his son recalled.
He didn’t give a fuck about people saying anything negative about him,” the son added.””
But Lyle, the son said, was “not that guy.””
He didn’t give a fuck about people saying anything negative about him,” the son added.”
John Lydonna,” the barbers’ story told, “is an amazing barber.
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