Music: With a Nail File

Even when dance fans cheered his music loudest, Bandleader Artie Shaw felt he really wanted to be a longhair. Now that he had made up his mind to do something about it, his big problem was just how long he should let it grow.

Jazz concerts, which most ambitious bandleaders now aspire to, were out, as far as he was concerned. Bebop, the newest fad in such concerts, left him cold. "Hell, Bach did more bebop in one piece than those guys have ever done." Still, he couldn't quite see his reddish-brown hair at Carnegie-Hall length either; the audiences there were "too...

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