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Photo of Clapton in 1964, looking well ahead of his time? Not sure if we've had this before. Was in Telegraph obituary of Georgio Gomelsky. (Insert picture function not working for me at moment so hope link works.)
Nice shoes. Remind me of Crockett & Jones' Onslow I've had for over 10 years; just about my favourite shoes.
I'm a bit behind here, roytonboy but yes, indeed so. A mate I used to stand on the Kippax with was at the same school as Graham Gouldman. I seem to remember my mate telling me that Gouldman had written a hit song for The Yardbirds while still at school or just after he left. Not sure about the authenticity of that but quite a talent anyhow.That was a good documentary ... and I still have my copy of The Boys in Blue.
I'll second that from my part of the North West ... and for school blazers, too
From what I can see (by magnifying the photo) I'd say the ones on the left look as though they have a thickish sole, a bit like the crepe that was briefly fashionable around 1973-74, and the ones on the right look more like a platform sole with a bulbous toe and pronounced eyelets, often seen in two colours and again fashionable around 1973-74. To modern eyes the latter would look suitable for Coco the Clown (although just quoting that name probably gives my age away). I...
Don't blame you. I'm not keen on them either but I thought I'd just mention it as a possibility. Enjoy your trip.
Belated response to your question, MOM: if you have a contactless payment card (I think most debit cards are contactless now) I believe you could use that and get the same capped fare as with an Oyster card. So that might be useful for an occasional visit. (This website probably tells you more than you'd ever want to know about the subject: Look forward to seeing the then & now photos.
I don't either, roytonboy. But in the mid- to late-seventies - in the bootboy/ white butcher coat era - there were the Kippax Kool Kats. Particularly remember seeing them at away games. One of them put out a book about their exploits a few years ago.
 I think this might be the look you're remembering, skinny legs  He wore that on Roxy Music's tour, late '74.
Don't think we had that one before, but it looks more late 70s early 80s ? [/quote] My gut reaction is that's actually early 70s - maybe even 71. Kid at the front in the Harrington - looks to me to have a Lancashire red rose on his left side: that was very popular accessory in my area in 71; don't think you'd see it late 70s. He's also wearing one of those cheap trilbies they sold at the seaside - the detective in me says the slogan on it is "I'm only here for the beer"...
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