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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


They say "Northern Soul marked the birth of late-night dance culture in Britain..." Get off! What was I doing at the Wheel in pre-Godin days?

 

Dancing to Northern Soul! (it just didn't have that title then.........)

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Sean Connery, Lee Marvin, Steve Mc Queen...
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

 

Agree with them,and would add Michael Caine ( in Get Carter ) to the list.

 

So many great actors with style in the sixties.  For the "Continental look" i would add Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Maurice Ronet, Marcello Mastroianni And Vittorio Gassman...

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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Can someone explain to me please, what the hell is "Northern Soul"? I never did get that one. I always though it was something from America. Bearing in mind I was 6 in 1969, I'm English, from Bristol, and now live in China.

 

A tough question - ask 100 people and you will get 100 slightly different answers. 

 

Here's my description:

 
The term Northern Soul was originally coined to describe mid 60s soul music that was originally enjoyed by Mods all over the country when it was original or 'Modern'. Whilst  people in the rest of Britain moved with the contemporary music of the time and American soul music became more Funk influenced and Motown became a bit more 'poppie', some clubs, particularly in the north of England continued to play this mid sixties, danceable soul. Needless to say if you always danced to the same records week-in, week-out, year after year it would become a bit boring, regardless of how good those records were. These clubs in the north then also started to play other records of the same type even if they had not been hits and a cult of the 'exclusive' grew up as DJs tried to find newer sounds that no-one else was playing. The mods amongst us will recognise this element and the style of dressing smartly to be ahead of the crowd. At the time (late sixties) it was not known as Northern Soul. (see my post page 1002)
 
Clubs playing these sounds continued to exist in the North and North Midlands through the early to mid 70s and younger kids brought their own dress code, influenced a little by what had gone before but based, as you would expect, on 70s youth style. The music had also changed somewhat as the search for the new and exclusive gathered pace and music from the late sixties and early 70s also started to be played but records that had once been hits discarded as 'popular'. In the mid 1970's there was an explosion in interest in 'Northern Soul', as it had now been dubbed with exposure on national TV and chart hits. Kids from all over the country got into it with Wigan Casino as the mecca, recording thousands of attendances each week with coach trips running from all over Britain. It developed its own dress code, taste for uptempo soul and dance style and any member of the public not 'on the scene' would have been hard pressed to recognise a single record played. This exposure lead to an explosion of other clubs and venues opening up all over the country. It is this period that many think of whenever 'Northern Soul' is mentioned.
 
Why is Northern Soul of interest to this forum? It was this kind of music that was enjoyed by the late Mods and Skinheads in the North Midlands and North of England between 1967 and 1972. To go to a club playing this type of music in 1970 was to be at the heart of local Skinhead culture. To me, as a northerner, it is every much a part of my skinhead experience as getting my Doc Martens on and attending a football match on a Saturday afternoon.

Edited by roytonboy - 9/24/13 at 2:29am
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Originally Posted by Ivyskin89 View Post
 

Does anyone notice the similarity of 1890's edwardian style suits and the skinhead suits from 69-70?

 

Well, to be pedantic, the Edwardian period actually started in 1901 and even as late as that most gentlemen would still have worn morning dress during the day (older ones probably frock coats still) and white tie in the evening.

 

Suits as we have come to know them with a shorter jacket were still reserved for 'lounge wear', but by the end of the decade I believe they started to make an appearance in town.

 

This exquisite image of Harrods in 1909 shows the transition and yes, the man in the brown suit could almost have been from the late 60s!

 

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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post

 

Dancing to Northern Soul! (it just didn't have that title then.........)

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I have been inspired by many men from the cinema over the years and I especially recall Sidney Poitier in the Heat of the Night.  I am not sure if I remember it from the time or from later viewings but Breakfast at Tiffany's strikes me as very cool, especially George Peppard.

 

This book is very interesting (don't be put off by the cover image):

 

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

 

I reckon that lady would be about 65 now ?, I bet that she still looks stylish and dignified.

I have said before that a lot of older ladies keep themselves up together and dress better than a lot of  the younger ones these days ( IMO ), it has been said on here before that the skinhead/suedehead look instilled values into blokes that they retain now ( smartness,polished shoes,well groomed etc etc ) maybe the same is true of the ladies ?

I would also bet that the lady in the picture is still slim,I have been to Paris several times and I noticed how slim the women were,you do see fat girls in Paris though they are called tourists...all IMO

 

Franca Sozzani (well into her 60s) in Paris:

 

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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Here's a treat (!) folks,

For those of you who have seen the Newcastle Skins v Hell's Angels footage from You Tube: All dressed up etc..."

Well, the BBC followed it up - with some unseen footage - tonight on BBC NE, talking to the lads who were in it... but only the skins.

Catch it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03bq3d2/Inside_Out_North_East_and_Cumbria_23_09_2013/

Apologies to our overseas people who may not be able to get this.

(It starts 11 minutes in.)nod[1].gif

 

Nice find Ed

 

I liked the bit where the lead skinhead in todays times recalls 'The Liquidator' being played and everything kicks off with table being turned over etc.  That was Newcastle - the exact same happened here in the South.  Their reminiscing could have been applied to any original looking back.  It still amazes me that we were all carrying out the same antics up and down the country yet with no communication

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London Mods were having soul all nighter at the flamingo from 63 im led to believe . Id say that was the birthplace of up all night dancing to Black music and pills. I do like a bit of NS though myself so im glad the northerners unearthed some gems in the late 60s onwards . This new to me track a few of my mates are raving about from last weekends 100 club all nighter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2v5Xsb5d5c&feature=youtu.be

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Cary Grant - to me, anyway - was always the epitome of the well-dressed man.

Mind you, it helps when you are tall, lean and tanned, I suppose. And rich. smile.gif

I'm buggered for the first two but I do take a good tan. biggrin.gif

As an aside, I do feel that some of today's stars have the ability to carry off a great look - George Clooney for one. (Or have i said too much?) shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Cary Grant - to me, anyway - was always the epitome of the well-dressed man.

Mind you, it helps when you are tall, lean and tanned, I suppose. And rich. smile.gif

I'm buggered for the first two but I do take a good tan. biggrin.gif

As an aside, I do feel that some of today's stars have the ability to carry off a great look - George Clooney for one. (Or have i said too much?) shog[1].gif

 

We were having this conversation at work this morning Cary Grant was mentioned,also Richard Widmark.

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Edited by Lasttye - 9/24/13 at 9:37am
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

Franca Sozzani (well into her 60s) in Paris:

Continental Ladies do have a certain Style(My favourite being Sophia Loren). smile.gif



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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

We were having this conversation at work this morning Cary Grant was mentioned,also Richard Widmark.

Yes agree with those and Sidney Poitier.With the French and Italian Actors theuy certainly looked very smart.

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The Dormeuil Advert always seemed to target the "Yuppies" of the 60s.I was put off by that but,as Lasttye has said,they were affordable-but I never looked at their Swatches.
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

Well, to be pedantic, the Edwardian period actually started in 1901 and even as late as that most gentlemen would still have worn morning dress during the day (older ones probably frock coats still) and white tie in the evening.

Suits as we have come to know them with a shorter jacket were still reserved for 'lounge wear', but by the end of the decade I believe they started to make an appearance in town.

This exquisite image of Harrods in 1909 shows the transition and yes, the man in the brown suit could almost have been from the late 60s!



Now correct me if I am wrong,but was it not this time that Ticket Pockets started to appear on Gentlemens Suit Jackets?I know it is an Old English Style.
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

I find the same with Reggae,

Back in the day, I felt something got lost in Reggae about the time that Desmond Dekker stopped singing in Patois.
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