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Did Tony Levin ever have hair?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Benjamin Strange, Dec 6, 2003.


  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    The first I ever heard of Tony Levin was when he started playing with Crimson in 1981, and he was completely bald then. I've never seen a picture of him with hair; does such a thing exist? Any TLev fans have anything on this?





    Yes, it's a pretty pointless thread, but what the hell.
     
  2. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    I remember I saw an old photo of him, and he had hair. Not many, though.

    I guess he decided to shave his head because of growing baldness.

    Cheers,
    JL
     
  3. Hmm, that's a tricky question... How old was he in 1981? Maybe he was born with a moustache and bald? Maybe that's the secret to his genius? :p
     
  4. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Ah, here it is.

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  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    That's still pretty close to bald. Great pic though!

    Anybody got Tony with a mullet or something?:p
     
  6. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Ombudsman, you just keep getting prettier every time I see you. :)
     
  7. Can you say photoshop?
     
  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    I'm sure Tony Levin still has hair.:D
     
  9. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    What makes you so sure?
     
  10. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    BTW, I´ve never seen Lee Sklar without his beard.
     
  11. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Has anyone ever seen Tony Levin and Lee Sklar in the same room? That could be a disguise, you know....
     
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  12. Armchair Thief

    Armchair Thief Guest

    Aug 18, 2003
    Houston, Texas
    BTW, in the booklet/album sleeve of Peter Gabriel's second (I think) album (the scratching fingers cover) there's a little picture of Tony's face. He's got a full beard, he looks like a woodsman. :D

    (Or maybe he forgot to take off his Lee Sklar disguise that day...)
     
  13. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
  14. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Consider the alternative. :D

    By the way, he has eyebrows. That counts. ;)
     
  15. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    And a mustache.

    brad cook
     
  16. Well, he looks way better without hair... :meh:

    Thank you! :D
     
  17. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    By popular demand

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  18. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    :D

    Beat me to it!

    Good job!
     
  19. pc

    pc

    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    he used to be quite hairy as a kid...

    [​IMG]
     
  20. LOL. That's what happens when you play a 3-string bass...you grow hair on yours palms, and your forehead.