Born in 1946 in Bromley in the English county of Kent, even as a boy
David looked forward to being able to grow a beard.He started to shave at
thirteen, and age nineteen grew his first beard in a college vacation as a
Since then he has never been without a moustache, and as the
facial fashions progressed through the Sixties and Seventies, his beard
styles moved between Goatee, huge Sideburns, Franz Josef sideburns
connected to moustache, and full bushy beard. His job as a BBC Radio Sound
Balancer in Rock and Pop music allowed extravagant beard styles and length
to be tacitly accepted, and even became a personal trade mark.
the Mid-Eighties, He had decided that a maximum length full beard was his
destiny, and his ultimate beard length of 8 to 9 inches was achieved after
about two years of untrimmed growth. His original beard colour was
reddish-brown, with black and auburn areas around the chin.
Dade retired from the BBC in 1999, and now does freelance audio work in
London for TotalRock the Rock and
Metal radio station on the Internet and digital satellite, where he's
known as ZZDave. Almost every day, people passing him in the street will
either mutter to each other or point and shout out loud:
He has been a regular contributor to Internet message
boards, such as the "Beard and Moustache Oasis" message board at
http://www.the-light.com/beardnmoustache/board.cgi and to the late
lamented "Beards.Org" website run by Dan Adcock and latterly Nikita
A long beard requires good maintenance to keep it looking
well-groomed, and he was delighted when he discovered that even though his
beard is mostly silver now, Beardsley still keeps it clean, soft and
fragrant, and pleasant to the touch.
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