Leslie Cavendish was
born in East London and grew up in a large Jewish family in Burnt Oak, North
London. He was apprenticed to Vidal Sassoon in 1962, becoming a stylist in his
own right three years later. He became Paul McCartney's private hairdresser in 1966,
and soon began to work on the image of all four Beatles, at the Apple offices
and in their recording studios, and was even invited along as a friend and
participant on the Magical Mystery Tour. In 1967, he opened his own salon,
backed by Apple and the Beatles, at 161 King's Road, Chelsea. After the
official breakup of the Beatles, Leslie closed his salon and ran a clothing
boutique in South London, while remaining a freelance hairdresser. In 1978, he
entered the family footwear business and remained there until 1998 before
moving to Spain. He now works for a major charity but also conducts occasional
"VIP Beatles Tours" of London, lectures on the Beatles and Sixties culture, and
consults with the Beatles Fan Club. Leslie has two sons and divides his time
between Britain and Spain. This is his first book.
Publications & Performance History
"The Cutting Edge"
Workshop & Reading Experience
worldwide. Oldham library/Home Guard club Barnes/Whitchapel library/The ivy
Club London /The Book club London/Liverpool Beatles convention. Up and coming
events include Litchfield festival/USA Beatles convention/German Beatles convention
Beatles fan club, Alma
Books, Whitechapel Library, The Club at the Ivy
Group size preference
Any amount of people that are interested in my story
Group age preference
Any age but subject matter means children under 12 would probably not be engaged.
Area prepared to travel
Anywhere in UK as
long as expenses are paid for.
I have many stories to tell about the culture of the
sixties/seventies and also have a power point presentation to show when i do