Bald Surf Band “The Pyramids” Perform On Dick Clark

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Performing at the height of Beatlemania, surf instrumental band The Pyramids had a quite a neat gimmick—they shaved their heads bald. Perhaps they realized they couldn’t compete with the Fab Four’s shiny, well-conditioned locks. As part of their act, they would sometimes appear on stage wearing Beatles wigs and then start shaking the wigs off mid-act to reveal their hairless heads.

This was pretty bizarre stuff for 1964—on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand no less. But at least it satisfied those grousing about “long-haired weirdos.”

The Pyramids perform their biggest hit here, “Penetration,” and then get interviewed by Dick Clark (mostly about their shaved heads).