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    Posted: October 22 2012 at 04:54
There are many a bearded Prog band. But which is/was the beardiest (I.E. the most bearded) of all time?

I put forward Jethro Tull circa 1971/1972. Seen here with all 5 members bearded.



It is a pity that John Evan shaved his off otherwise Tull circa 1978 would have had 6...... see here
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So can you beat 5 beards in the one Prog band? Visual proof needed.

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Not quite sure I can beat five, but Supertramp were equally as beardy as Tull in their pomp.


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Rather frightening if you ask me. Gotta love the guys from Hawkwind.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 22 2012 at 21:54
mygang:    Jimmy Page , Robert Plant    The three things I love the most in this world: Plant, Page and playoff beards.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RedNightmareKing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 22 2012 at 22:18
Zeppelin or Tull, definitely. However, the Beatles did pull off facial hair quite well. Same with 3/4 Pink Floyd members (Waters never really did the whole facial hair thing, dunno why because the other three pulled it off well.)
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Egg are the bearded kings of Prog for me:


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I'm waiting for Slartbartifast to quip "the beardiest band of all time" is Spock's Beard - it's in their name...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raccoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 23 2012 at 23:24
Originally posted by prog4evr prog4evr wrote:

I'm waiting for Slartbartifast to quip "the beardiest band of all time" is Spock's Beard - it's in their name...

I was gonna put Beardfish, but we can have our disagreements Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eria Tarka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2012 at 00:11
Originally posted by Adams Bolero Adams Bolero wrote:

Egg are the bearded kings of Prog for me:



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Originally posted by MFP MFP wrote:


Not a bad effort from GG; Ray Schulman was a consistent spoiled sport and always was clean shaven. So here Gentle Giant circa 1975?  gets 4 out of 5 I.e. 80%. We need to have 6 out of 6 or more to take the lead though. Tull circa 1971/1972 still in front.
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Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Not quite sure I can beat five, but Supertramp were equally as beardy as Tull in their pomp.


You're right, right, you're bloody well right!

Here Supertramp circa 1979 equals Tull circa1971 with 5 out of 5 bearded proggers. The battle continues!




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I was thinking DT but then I thought ... only 80% ... like GG. Anyone by any chance got a picture of John with a beard?
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

I was thinking DT but then I thought ... only 80% ... like GG. Anyone by any chance got a picture of John with a beard?


When Portnoy was still in the band, everyone except Myung had a beard. Mangini has a little facial hair with his sole-patch, so he just needs to grow out a little more. Myung will probably never grow a beard. He looks the same as he did in 1985.
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Even ex-Dream Theater keyboardist Derek Sherinian has become a believer in the beard (guy in the middle)

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German symphonic metal band Haggard has been seen sporting seven beards.



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Can you provide a bigger picture?
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Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

Can you provide a bigger picture?

I could have provided a smaller one, then we could have played "Is that a beard?" for, like, ever. Until someone were to post the bigger one.

You're welcome. Smile
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