I was born in the East London of London and grew up in a large Jewish family in Burnt Oak, North London. I was apprenticed to Vidal Sassoon in 1962, becoming a stylist three years later. Soon after I became Paul McCartney’s privatehairdresser in 1966, and began to work on the image of John/George and Ringo, at their Apple offices .I was invited to watch them record at the studios, also being invited along as a friend and participant on the Magical Mystery Tour. In 1967, I opened my own salon, backed by Apple and the Beatles, at 161 King’s Road, Chelsea.
He’ll be for ever known as The Beatles’ hairdresser and would make one heck of a dinner party guest.
Sadie Nicholas The Daily Express
A fascinating view of what it was like working for the Beatles at the end of the Sixties.
Ray Connolly, pop culture writer and journalist
The best Beatles book for some time
British Beatles Fan Club Magazine
Leslie Cavendish wasn't just the Beatles' hairdresser, he was one of the few Londoners/Cockneys at the core of the Apple empire. How many people can say they had a seat on the Magical Mystery Tour bus, were inside the Apple building while the Fab Four played on the roof, and drove Paul McCartney across London in a Mini Cooper?
Claudia Elliott journalist for Classic Rock and BBC