While having a mullet today may be undeniably Australian, like most trends, ideas and innovations of the 70s and 80s (in particular), there’s a good chance it all stemmed from American influence. The trend most likely piggybacking the face and touring fame of homegrown legends such as Johnny Farnham, personifying that inherent Aussie twang along the way. It seems our AFL stars of the time also took a particular liking to the ‘party at the back’ lifestyle – more serious mullets afield than talent, some might say. In any case, while it may have originated offshore, we wore it best.
Here’s a few of our favourites over the years.