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Clouseau Its even worse, Elms crap   Skinhead is more than merely a trend, it’s a way of life – well according to photographer Gavin Watson, writer and broadcaster Robert Elms, Mike Skinner and thousands of other individuals who have been involved in the movement, across the past four decades, it is, and they are right. Introducing us to the ‘Spirit of 69’ campaign, Robert Elms told the story of his youth steeped in anecdotes of the era – from being jealous of his...
says NW10 here http://www.styleforum.net/t/89027/mod-to-suedehead/11610
Tartan finder http://houseoftartan.co.uk/scottish/searchsurname.asp   and an Irish one http://houseoftartan.co.uk/irish/matchpr.asp
One area in London - just! - where I know it didnt die out completely and there were greater numbers, with even a younger generation coming through in the early to mid 70s - a lot of whom became my friends and involved in the first skinhead revival, then the mod revival, followed by football casual - was Becontree. Seemed to be very much a local thing with a long running row - over  a number of years - between 2 groups, the Becontree - who dressed and considered themselves...
As I said, I lived in central London and knew a few, mainly from Camden Town/Swiss Cottage way, none around my way. Yes, the fashion had died out but for whatever reason these kept the style and considered themselves as skinheads. Both Terry and Binnsy, a few years older than me, continued on into the first skinhead revival of 77. Still see Binnsy despite him being in a gooner band, Riders of the Night.  The band your mentioning are probably Cocksparrer, Colin dressed that...
Just googled the photo and found this http://www.leatherhistory.eu/?p=6150 and says 1972 from a gay magazine and 'identifies' one of them in a further book.  On the point of skinhead style dying out in London, not the case in my experience. Knew, from 72-75, a couple of skinheads - Binnsy and Terry Madden, at school, and there were others, but very low numbers!. During the Kings Road fights against the Teds, starting in 76, a few skinhead were there - on both sides - and...
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Move_(TV_series)
Remember being taken down there as a kid by aunts, shopping for clothes around 68-70. And then the early to mid 70s, its nadir, the Jam even sung about it  .                          At a later stage, 77 onwards, I never used the place, many of us associated it either with a very much younger crowd or because the shops sold, in the main, poor quality, mass market appeal stuff. I suppose at least it wasnt Leicester Square though with it 'residents' of glue sniffers!
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