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just throwing this out there,as I have no real recollection of too much of that time,but do you think we took style direction from very early New York Disco post 1972? I am thinking about the beagle collars,tight flares,tank tops etc.Musically TSOP,George McRae ,kung fu fighting spring to mind?Personally I was full on into my boho/Woody/Rod image,but I'm sure there were latent Disco influences in there?
Britain had no Latin Hustle community to bounce off,but I can't help but think there was an influence there somewhere?
I will accept fcuck off as a valid response:)
What year was Santa Esmerelda....76?
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Originally Posted by con man View Post

Plus, you say Blackpool Mecca, but isn't that the point....these tunes were being played out at Northern clubs and not nessarily in London, hence the term Northern Soul

Back in the day we simply called it 'Soul'. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by con man View Post

No argument from me, Arabia by The Delcos, is a fine tune and a Northern track and was produced in 1965, now I don't know, but I can imagine that was played out, well before the term Northern Soul came about, but on the flip side of the coin, what about.... I'm coming home in the morning, by Lou Pride, that was from 1970

1972?
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post

Remember MOM,Hey Girl Don't Bother Me was a "Soul Oldie" long before it crossed over and was then recognized as a Northern Chart Hit on it's re-release in 71.That killed it for me.
Equally painfull was Robert Knights ,1973 "Love on a Mountaintop".

I don't know what point you're trying to make, but I hear you. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

A Thousand pages well done everyone,smile.gif

Help! Bloody slow down! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

I wondered about an Italian influence....Lyon is near to Switzerland,i don't think that there would be any style influence from the Swiss.

The Swiss influence on street fashion.





I'll get my coat...

Seriously, I've just checked above and realised that just about all my recent posts have been flippant one-liners. Time for me to stop that nonsense and get back on topic. I promise my future posts will be about the mod-to-suedehead era, with an emphasis on the Skinhead core.

I'm really grateful that my my bio between 1967 and 1971 meant that I saw things happening up North and down South in part of the capital at this time. I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to this thread, for confirming some of my memories, challenging loads of them, and giving me a good time reading it all. I'd like to thank whoever started it and got the discussions rolling in the first place, and also the people from the era in question who found the thread and kept it rolling.

Congratulations on 1000+ pages, and still new information emerging, even though we can't stay on topic to save our arses!

cheers.gif
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

Thats it Firbanks.I read in the past it was his real name and Reed was a stage name.See the confusion.Not important just surprised.

Now I'm wondering if Elton John was really called Reginald Dwight at birth. Same for David Bowie, Cliff Richard, etc.
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post


Now I'm wondering if Elton John was really called Reginald Dwight at birth. Same for David Bowie, Cliff Richard, etc.

 

I still think Reed is a stage name and Firbanks(or some variation) Is the real name.

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Still page 501 on a IPad...
need a thousand pages more...
Thanks to all the originals for their great stories and recollections!
post #15010 of 18633
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post


I think you could well be right mate.if I came here for the first time today and saw talk of Farrah's and Gabicci,I may well have never come back?

 

I did say a while back that this thread should have stayed Mod to Suedehead and spawned new threads ( such as What came after Suedeheads etc etc ).

The way the thread has gone lately makes me think it even more.

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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


The Swiss influence on street fashion.





I'll get my coat...

Seriously, I've just checked above and realised that just about all my recent posts have been flippant one-liners. Time for me to stop that nonsense and get back on topic. I promise my future posts will be about the mod-to-suedehead era, with an emphasis on the Skinhead core.

I'm really grateful that my my bio between 1967 and 1971 meant that I saw things happening up North and down South in part of the capital at this time. I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to this thread, for confirming some of my memories, challenging loads of them, and giving me a good time reading it all. I'd like to thank whoever started it and got the discussions rolling in the first place, and also the people from the era in question who found the thread and kept it rolling.

Congratulations on 1000+ pages, and still new information emerging, even though we can't stay on topic to save our arses!

cheers.gif

Trilby hat,gingham shirt,boots,trousers worn short....maybe we have missed the Swiss influence on the Skinhead look ?

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Originally Posted by Basset View Post
 

I like soul and im not adverse to a bit of funk, discussing it in relation to Mod to suedehead, great! but using big words that i dont understand and getting arsey about it, what a load of shit, im from the West country know fcuk all, and i've got a toothache, nee!

 

I agree that the music from the time period Mod to Suedehead is part of the thread...the rest isn't ( IMO ) why not start a music thread ? could call it Funk off .

Sorry about your toothache mulled cider is a good treatment,too much of this medicine and you will be posting about what influence Adge Cutler and the Wurzels had on West country football songs ( in the Skinhead years of course ).

post #15013 of 18633
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post
 

I hope you do come back, i've enjoyed your posts.

Unless the spectrum for whats discussed in depth is broadened then it will just go round in circles all the time, thats fine in little spurts.

Theres that little period, suede into smooth, which always gets passed over, beagles, ruperts, stacks etc, tbh most on here think it's shit, or never wore it, as far as im concerned that dont mean it's not relevant.

The fairly recent pic of Kevin Keegan, Shanks looked smart enough, but then so did me gramps at that time.

Apparantly Keegan looked, rubbish, not cool and gay, ffs.

Not having a pop at any one person, just me thoughts, did i mention i've got toothache

 

I am that one person ! and I stand by my comments...change Shanks shirt to a button down and I would wear his look in the picture...If you dressed me in Keegans clothes when I was dead I would come back and haunt you.

I did wear the beagles,tank top,stacks look in the early 70s,even though I didn't like it ( I had looked foreward to being able to afford the proper Suedehead clothes ) Aces and Eights has said that you had to change to the new styles to keep up.People who kept wearing the old look just came across as not being able to afford new clobber or out of touch with what was happening ( IMO ).

You have to keep that in mind when you say most on here think its shit...yes they do,because they wore it then and they didn't really like it,thats why they are one here now....to remember a look that they DID like...........all IMO.

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Well done for getting over a 1000 pages-heres to the next lot.fing02[1].gif
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This is not an original comment (given that there are now 1000 pages of this stuff) but the music was an important part of the Mod to Suedehead era. In my gang soul music was what we mainly listened to around 1966 onwards. (Following in the footsteps of the older Mods). Within that there was a hierarchy of 1.Stax, 2.Atlantic and 3.Motown. Motown we considered as watered down soul but it was the best to dance to, so was accepted and had its place. I don't know much about Northern Soul except the music seemed good but the dress sense of the all night crowds was non-existent. I could never understand how such badly dressed individuals could have such good musical tastes. I always felt they were letting the side down. Oh, and they couldn't dance proper, either.

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