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brit surf/instrumental greats the shadows looking good in tonic suits.
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brit surf/instrumental greats the shadows looking good in tonic suits.
Good grief - I remember seeing that show when it was first broadcast!

I also remember getting a tie like that as a Xmas present from my family's French friends.

Diverging slightly from British style, the Shadows were probably the first UK band to feature an all-American, all-Fender guitar line-up. They were never known as a "surf" band over here by the way.

Style trivia: Jet Harris's blonde hair wasn't natural. It was regularly and pianfully bleached.
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Good grief - I remember seeing that show when it was first broadcast!

I also remember getting a tie like that as a Xmas present from my family's French friends.

Diverging slightly from British style, the Shadows were probably the first UK band to feature an all-American, all-Fender guitar line-up. They were never known as a "surf" band over here by the way.

Style trivia: Jet Harris's blonde hair wasn't natural. It was regularly and pianfully bleached.

i wouldnt have expected them to have been known as a surf band across the pond. certainly not beach boys style surf music anyways. that being said they certainly influenced alot of surf/instrumental bands around the world from the ventures to los straight jackets.
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... they certainly influenced alot of surf/instrumental bands around the world from the ventures to los straight jackets.
Oh I can certainly see the influence upon the Ventures (whose Walk Don't Run was an absolute classic). I heard once about one American explaining The Shadows to another American by saying - "They're like the Ventures, except they can play!" In fact one "British" style icon is, ironically, Hank Marvin's Fender Stratocaster which, in many photos, had a pink sheen to it. Fender never brought out a Strat at that time in that colour, and it has always been thought to have been the result of a mistake at the Fender paint shop. Whatever it was, Hank's Strat was a one-off and unmistakeable. It is currently owned by Bruce Welsh. The pic below, due to the lighting, doesn't show the "pink" Strat colour well, but it does show some of the shads' inimitable style.
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the zombies


+1 on The Zombies - one of the most underrated bands of the '60s.



The Box Tops however .... American!
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The Box Tops however .... American!

Yeah, but obviously someone gave them a ticket for an aeroplane...
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More Zombies

Genius...



In theory this cover shouldn't be as good as it is!...

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+1 on The Zombies - one of the most underrated bands of the '60s.



The Box Tops however .... American!
jumped the gun on that one. i should have seen it in the trousers.
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Whereas most people's immediate thought is that of Mr Bond/Bowler-inspired hats/Emma Pill when thinking of "British style", my first thought is of Vivienne Westwood/punk/nwobhm/Malcolm McLaren. Clearly influenced by my preferred music genres.

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Well, this could have read "Being British is about driving a British-made car to an English pub for an English pint (or a glass of Scotch), then travelling home, grabbing fish & chips on the way, to sit on a Welsh-made sofa and watch a British show on a (admittedly cheap and nasty) British TV or listen to English music on a (rather excellent) British hi-fi". But that's wouldn't be what being British is about.

Then, thinking about it, the original version sums London up pretty nicely.


P.S. Nice thread.
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Whereas most people's immediate thought is that of Mr Bond/Bowler-inspired hats/Emma Pill when thinking of "British style", my first thought is of Vivienne Westwood/punk/nwobhm/Malcolm McLaren. Clearly influenced by my preferred music genres. Well, this could have read "Being British is about driving a British-made car to an English pub for an English pint (or a glass of Scotch), then travelling home, grabbing fish & chips on the way, to sit on a Welsh-made sofa and watch a British show on a (admittedly cheap and nasty) British TV or listen to English music on a (rather excellent) British hi-fi". But that's wouldn't be what being British is about. Then, thinking about it, the original version sums London up pretty nicely. P.S. Nice thread.
Well, the above is amusing and true, but a similar thing could be written for most countries.
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My personal version would consist of at least 4 continents.
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punks vs teddys?
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punks vs teddys?
Rocker's v's Mods. I think given the pork pie hat. Punks were the '70's teddy boys 50's very early '60's
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Aaah, the Great old-fashioned British tradition of Bank Holiday seaside rucks, those were the days! Nowadays it would be the Med!
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