Monday, December 16, 2013

People of Highland Park, #4: George Morga, Everybody's Barber Shop

A quick chat with George Morga, a skilled and very sociable barber at Everybody's Barber Shop:

What was your most unusual job?
Serving in the 1st battalion, 7th cavalry of the US Army in Vietnam, 1969-72.

What was your most enjoyable job?
Traveling the world as a guitarist with Lou Rawls, Diana Ross, Barry White, and Steve Miller; also played guitar on Budweiser commercials, for CBS.

How did you end up at Everybody's BarberShop?
To make my dad happy, I got trained as a hair-cutter in a school in Perth Amboy in the 70's (he didn't think that the music business was a reliable career). Angela Nagy, who I knew, brought me into the business in 1992, at another location, and I eventually followed her here.

@ Everybody's Barber Shop, 311 Raritan Ave, Highland Park

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About People of Highland Park: Like modern-day roving vox populi reporters, Harry Glazer and Mason Resnick roam the small suburban town of Highland Park, NJ, looking for interesting people, their stories, and their photographs. Harry's in charge of the words, and Mason does the pix.