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post #11716 of 18431
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

On that subject, I get a different answer on this depending on where you were living and how old you were, but:

when do you remember the crop as being the cool haircut to have?
Did you ever have a crop? If not, what?
When did you grow it? what was the turning point?
What did you ask for at the barbers?

in 1968/69 my regular barber was in Brockley, London SE4. I used to ask him for a 'skinhead cut'. He would say "You mean shorter than skinhead", and proceed to give me the kind of short college-boy cut you can see in my photos. I never had a No.1 (until recently - the alternative is a Gregor Fisher 'Baldy Man'!). What this tells me is that back then 'skinhead' did start as a nickname for us 'late mod'/'totter'/whatever types.
post #11717 of 18431
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

you could get taken for a Borstal Boy

Exactly what my mum said about me and my mate 'Cockney Bob'!
post #11718 of 18431
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

I didn`t think the No.4 was "Borstal"-mind you,my Parents had a Fit when I first walked in with it!!!smile.gif
A familiar concept. See above.
post #11719 of 18431
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

On that subject, I get a different answer on this depending on where you were living and how old you were, but:

when do you remember the crop as being the cool haircut to have?
Did you ever have a crop? If not, what?
When did you grow it? what was the turning point?
What did you ask for at the barbers?
In mid '68, having seen the older lads get one, I trotted off to the barbers for a semi-crop.

Stuck with a 'semi'(!!!) for months into spring(ish) 1969 and - I've mentioned this on here before, so apologies for repeating it - went to a different barber's for a tighter crop - with a razor parting, which he bolloxed up... I said: "shave the lot".

He couldn't believe it and even got the people from adjacent shops to come an witness it - it was severe!!!

At school, in assembly, the head, looking round as he always did, spotted this wee, bald head near the back - and went radio rental.

Found out my name and shouted: 'Get out, Vaughan, you look like an animal.'

Parents had to go up - it was a good school - and I had a great week or so off, in the early sunshine to hang around the local convent school.

Happy days.

(FTR: my old man always thought, back in those halcyon days, I/we looked 'clean and tidy' - but he was ex-forces.)
post #11720 of 18431
Just heard that Harry Zepahaniah Johnson died today. Better know as Harry J from Harry J Allstars and Reggae Record Producer.
Died of a heart attack.

Loads of former Reggae and Soul Artists passing lately.
post #11721 of 18431
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Originally Posted by harrysgame View Post

Just heard that Harry Zepahaniah Johnson died today. Better know as Harry J from Harry J Allstars and Reggae Record Producer.
Died of a heart attack.

Loads of former Reggae and Soul Artists passing lately.

My CB handle in early 80s was "The Liquidator", taken from the Harry J Allstars "Trojan" 45.
post #11722 of 18431
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Originally Posted by harrysgame View Post

Just heard that Harry Zepahaniah Johnson died today. Better know as Harry J from Harry J Allstars and Reggae Record Producer.
Died of a heart attack.

Loads of former Reggae and Soul Artists passing lately.

Sad news.

'Liquidator' was so much a part of the Savoy Rooms in Catford.
post #11723 of 18431

'Liquidator' was 'the sound' for us in late '69. None of that hippy stuff that the media were saying was the music of British youth. Ilford Palais played the tune (along with Desmond Dekker) and it was the sound of the visiting fairgrounds. Football firms on the terraces also adapted the tune to support their team.

post #11724 of 18431
I'm on a bus at the moment and liquidator keeps on going through my head.
post #11725 of 18431
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

I'm on a bus at the moment and liquidator keeps on going through my head.

I was on a train full of west ham firm  at Putney bridge a few years back with 2 pals keeping our nut down when his phone went off with the liquidator ring tone .. luckily enough just as it pulled into parsons green LOL 

post #11726 of 18431
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

I was on a train full of west ham firm  at Putney bridge a few years back with 2 pals keeping our nut down when his phone went off with the liquidator ring tone .. luckily enough just as it pulled into parsons green LOL 

Whenever I hear Liquidator i think of Chelsea when i was a teenager standing in the Shed, Its still played on match days...I sit there looking across at the Shed as its now and think...I was there.
post #11727 of 18431
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Whenever I hear Liquidator i think of Chelsea when i was a teenager standing in the Shed, Its still played on match days...I sit there looking across at the Shed as its now and think...I was there.
When I hear music from back in the day - particularly good stuff like Harry J... - I'm reminded of furtive fumblings in youth clubs with girls who are now grandmothers - am I a bad man? happy.gif
post #11728 of 18431
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

When I hear music from back in the day - particularly good stuff like Harry J... - I'm reminded of furtive fumblings in youth clubs with girls who are now grandmothers - am I a bad man? happy.gif

Thats the poignant thing with music ...you could be anywhere and hear a tune ..and you are back there. Sometimes happy sometimes sad.
post #11729 of 18431
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post


When I hear music from back in the day - particularly good stuff like Harry J... - I'm reminded of furtive fumblings in youth clubs with girls who are now grandmothers - am I a bad man? happy.gif

 

Music from back in our day is so important as it triggers off various memories of a time passed.  I cannot think of anything else that can do that so vividly

 

Bad man - no - just happy days - old times, old places, old friends

post #11730 of 18431

Listened to a bit of Harry J today on Spotify. I could almost sense the 'great smell of brut' and I was beginning to wonder where my tonic mohair suit was (not that it would fit me now). If I am honest Liquidator wasn't my favourite tune back then but it was our anthem. I moved on, into my comfort zone, and listened to Desmond Dekker. Music sure stirs the memories.
 

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