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37 of DCI's greatest mustaches of the 1970s

37 of DCI's greatest mustaches of the 1970s

by Drum Corps International

From the perfectly manicured handlebar curls of baseball's Rollie Fingers to the hard drivin' hairy lip of Burt Reynolds in "Smokey and the Bandit," there is perhaps no decade more notorious and glorious for the mustache than the 1970s. As men across the world take out their miniature combs and containers of wax to style the perfect horseshoes, Fu Manchus and Magnum P.I.s to raise awareness for men's health issues during the month of "Movember," we've paged through the drum corps annals to assemble a gallery of the greatest 1970s upper lip hair ever seen in DCI competition.

1. 1974 Purple Lancers – Auburn, NY


1974 Purple Lancers

2. 1974 Kilties – Racine, WI


1974 Kilties

3. 1975 Blue Devils – Concord, CA


1975 Blue Devils

4. 1975 Muchachos– Hawthorne, NJ


1975 Muchachos

5. 1975 Troopers– Casper, WY


1975 Troopers

6. 1975 Phantom Regiment – Rockford, IL


1975 Phantom Regiment

7. 1975 Blue Stars – La Crosse, WI


1975 Blue Stars

8. 1975 27th Lancers – Revere, MA


1975 27th Lancers

9. 1975 Madison Scouts – Madison, WI


1975 Madison Scouts

10. 1976 Royal Crusaders – Finleyville, PA


1976 Royal Crusaders

11. 1976 Cavaliers – Park Ridge, IL


1976 Cavaliers

12. 1976 Blue Devils – Concord, CA


1976 Blue Devils

13. 1976 Madison Scouts – Madison, WI


1976 Madison Scouts

14. 1977 Kilties – Racine, WI


1977 Kilties

15. 1977 Gauchos – Fulton, NY


1977 Gauchos

16. 1977 Freelancers – Sacramento, CA


1977 Freelancers

17. 1977 Blue Devils – Concord, CA


1977 Blue Devils

18. 1977 Oakland Crusaders – Etobicoke, ONT


1977 Oakland Crusaders

19. 1977 Squires – Watkins Glen, NY


1977 Squires

20. 1977 Phantom Regiment – Rockford, IL


1977 Phantom Regiment

21. 1977 Saints – Woodbridge-Edison, NJ


1977 Saints

22. 1977 Madison Scouts – Madison, WI


1977 Madison Scouts

23. 1978 Crossmen – Delaware County, PA


1978 Crossmen

24. DCI Hall of Fame Broadcaster Steve Rondinaro, 1978


Steve Rondinaro

25. 1978 Offensive Lions – Jonquiere, QUE


1978 Offensive Lions

26. 1978 Troopers – Casper, WY


1978 Troopers

27. 1978 Renaissance – Spokane, WA


1978 Renaissance

28. 1978 North Star – North Shore, MA


1978 North Star

29. 1978 Phantom Regiment – Rockford, IL


1978 Phantom Regiment

30. DCI Hall of Fame Member Bobby Hoffman, 1978


Bobby Hoffman

31. 1978 27th Lancers – Revere, MA


1978 27th Lancers

32. DCI Judges, 1978


DCI Judges

33. 1979 Bridgemen – Bayonne, NJ


1979 Bridgemen

34. 1979 Guardsmen – Schaumburg, IL


1979 Guardsmen

35. 1979 Oakland Crusaders – Etobicoke, ONT


1979 Oakland Crusaders

36. 1979 Blue Stars – La Crosse, WI


1979 Blue Stars

37. 1979 North Star – North Shore, MA


1979 North Star
Photos from the archives of Drum Corps World.