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Glastonbury Music Festival Founders Writing Tell-All Book

There’s nothing like the feeling of going to your first music festival. It’s even more fulfilling experience to organize one. The founder of the Glastonbury Festival is sharing his experience of organizing the festival in a new book.

Glastonbury 50 is a collection of stories from founder Michael Eavis and co-organizer Emily Eavis, Michael’s daughter, about the festival’s early beginnings all the way up to its current incarnation. Some stories include Michael organizing his first festival with his wife, Emily taking over as his partner after his wife dies, and the various musicians and controversies that have accompanied the event.

 

Image Via The Guardian

 

The book will also feature contributions from popular artists like Adele, Jay-Z and Dolly Parton.

 

The news about the book was first reported by The Guardian and later covered on the festival’s Twitter.

 


When asked about the book, Emily Eavis reflected on all the joy she had while helping her father organize the event each year:

 

“With our 50th anniversary fast approaching, we felt now was the time to put all of our memories and stories together in one place. It’s been a total joy to look back through piles of old photo albums and scrapbooks and to reflect upon what it meant at the time, and the incredible evolution of the event.”

 

Glastonbury 50 will be published in October.

 

 

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close up of Dali's mustache

Salvador Dali’s Mustache Is Still Intact

Salvador Dali has kept his most iconic image ‘stached away. His sprung mustache is said to still be in place on his corpse, according to embalmer Narcís Bardalet.

 

There have been so many quotes about the magnificent facial hair, giving it its own cult following, separate from the famous surrealist. One that sticks out right now is “To Gala who is the guardian angel of my mustache also.” This quote comes directly from Dali. He wrote an entire book about his stache that is chock-full of fantastic quotes. Here are some other great ones:

Close up of Dali's face and upright 'stache.

Image courtesy of Art Blart

 

Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a mustache – it is better for the health.
However, I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of tobacco, were carefully placed several mustaches, Adolphe Menjou style. I offered them politely to my friends: ‘Mustache? Mustache? Mustache?’
Nobody dared to touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of mustaches.
 

Dali with mustache twisted into infinity symbol.

Image courtesy of Fancy Sam

 

“It’s the most serious part of my personality. It’s a very simple Hungarian moustache. Mr. Marcel Proust used the same kind of pomade for this moustache.”

 

The mustache has survived, even since the death of the artist in 1989. “His moustache is still intact, [like clock hands at] 10 past 10, just as he liked it,” says Bardalet. The body was exhumed to discover if Dali is the biological father of a fortune teller.