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Is there one song that epitomizes the 60s or the 70s to you ? ( not just M-o-M ) I am guessing a few will say Liquidator, but maybe some might say something earlier or later....you only get one choice though.

 

The 60s is Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harem  - summer of 67 - I was 13 and starting to really get a liking for music - but no Hippy future for me

 

The 70s - early one Layla Eric Clapton under Derek and the Dominoes - just brilliant  - still smile now when it kicks in

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A question for my colleagues from 'back in the day'. Did you ever notice any difference in the way the police and courts treated kids from different backgrounds? I can remember when a small bunch of lads I knew vaguely broke into a house in early 1969. They were nicked. They were all late mods / skins from the same general area, same crew. One of them was a middle-class lad. The court let him off lightly because of his 'promising prospects at school'. I can remember being glad for him but thinking it was tight on the other blokes (maybe there were other circumstances, but I didn't get to hear about them).

 

We did not know or mix with posh kids and did never saw them in court.  As skinheads or greasers in court we got fined and Borstal equally

 

The magistrates were 'hard - but fair' :rotflmao:

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I remember them playing that at Eastville,night matches and great wafts of gas coming from the gasworks behiend the ground....
BTW did you ever hear of a City girl known as Kippax Debbie ? supposed to go toe to toe with opposition lads.

Sorry to say I never heard of her, cerneabbas
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Could have been any one of thousands at City... whereas at Old Trafford, all of our girlies were like beauty queens. biggrin.gif

Eye of the beholder and all that, Ed ... afraid that for me all the girlies at your place had one fundamental defect ;-)
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Yes very smart bloke,definitely on the list IMO,how about the blokes in the Champions? ( sorry I don't know their names) ,the young lady was Alexandra Bastedo, my vote for best looking actress of the 60s...got to say that Amanda Barrie ( Carry on Cleo ) and Margaret Nolan ( Dink,in Goldfinger ) are memorable too IMO ...sorry for going off course again.
There was a very stylish shop that opened in town around 69 that went by the name of Male Domain.they had a big colour blow up of Alexandre Bastedo.apart from being the smartest menswear shop in town, they had an equally delicious woman who was from the same gene pool as AB.she was very posh as I recall and possibly German. It was unusual to have a woman serve you in those days as most menswear shops seemed to just have men. The exception were the matronly old bags who worked in the department stores and the Army & Navy.This was a very different retail experience for us in the provinces.uptown,upmarket and alright.
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Borehamwood is the home of Elstree Film Studios...Maybe Terry Spencer was working out of there.



I spent 12 resent years in a village a couple of miles north of Borehamwood... Talking to the locals they had a big skinhead gang at the time..with their main rivals the Burnt Oak Mob,...Borehamwood was one of the New Towns build in the 50s/early 60s....Most of the people came out of the slums of N /NW London. ...One of the photos that Terry Spencer took was outside The Red Lion Pub, which i posted on here about 500 pages ago.

Terry Spencer did some nice photo's of Mods in the mid 60s..I also believe he did some photos of Punks.

 


Hi,
Terry first went to the Arsenal to take photos of Skinheads and got chatting to some young skinheads from Borehamwood. so he came down on a Friday night to take photos of these young Skinheads and that was one of the photo's outside the Red Lion pub. after he had finished taking the photos he popped in the Red Lion for a pint and us older Skinheads was in the Pub drinking and playing darts. and that is how he got talking to us and that is how the photo of us walking passed the Hippies came about.

Borehamwood Skinheads outside The Red Lion Pub 1969

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Am I correct when I say that this thread has been going almost 5 years,but 30% of the posts have been made in the past year ?

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The 60s is Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harem  - summer of 67 - I was 13 and starting to really get a liking for music - but no Hippy future for me

 

The 70s - early one Layla Eric Clapton under Derek and the Dominoes - just brilliant  - still smile now when it kicks in

 

Some quite unexpected ( by me )songs being mentioned .


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Sorry to say I never heard of her, cerneabbas
Eye of the beholder and all that, Ed ... afraid that for me all the girlies at your place had one fundamental defect ;-)

 

I came across this girls name on a Man City site ( don't know how I got there ) but then I googled Kippax Debbie...and Kippax Deb and there were a few stories about her,it made me wonder if she could have been the girl blowing her nose with the Utd scarf in roytonboys post....or did City have a few "bovver girls " in their following ?

Did you ever find the longwings that you were looking for ?


Edited by cerneabbas - 9/25/13 at 1:31pm
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Am I correct when I say that this thread has been going almost 5 years,but 30% of the posts have been made in the past year ?

Interesting cerneabbas...but i think you will find that 30% of the subject post from the last five years have been repeated over the last year, this probably due to not many people reading the whole thread, but with over a thousand pages it will now be a epic challenge.

In saying that in the last year their has been some great stuff written, but also some stuff that is totally irrelevant to this thread..but i suppose this is gonna happen..but we always seem to get back on the right track.smile.gif
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I'm going to have to investigate that one, Colin!

Mr Knightley,seen a reference to a 1910 Sack Suit and it has a Ticket Pocket on it-they refer to Public Transport being more accessible in those days,so,they had somewhere to put a Ticket for travelling.
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Borehamwood Skinheads outside The Red Lion Pub 1969


Hard to think,these youngsters are in their late 50s/early 60s. now.
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Hard to think,these youngsters are in their late 50s/early 60s. now.

Yep like You and Me Colin...biggrin.gif
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Interesting cerneabbas...but i think you will find that 30% of the subject post from the last five years have been repeated over the last year, this probably due to not many people reading the whole thread, but with over a thousand pages it will now be a epic challenge.

In saying that in the last year their has been some great stuff written, but also some stuff that is totally irrelevant to this thread..but i suppose this is gonna happen..but we always seem to get back on the right track.smile.gif

 

Good points Lasttye,i never thought about it like that but you are right...I suppose its going to be difficult to add anything new...and I agree that sometimes it does seem well off subject,but I have found out lots of things that I never knew and its rarely boring.

I am interested in items of clothing / shoes that would not have been worn back in the day but could be worn  now with old favourites,for instance brogue boots ( not the ones with boot soles,worn by grouse shooters ) I think that they look smart with a pair of POW check trousers.

In a way its how we interprate the look now  and adapt it to the present day,and for blokes our age,i think it gives everyone a chance to wear what they like,or what suits them rather than wearing the items that were "in" at that time,whilst still keeping to the original theme.

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I came across this girls name on a Man City site ( don't know how I got there ) but then I googled Kippax Debbie...and Kippax Deb and there were a few stories about her,it made me wonder if she could have been the girl blowing her nose with the Utd scarf in roytonboys post....or did City have a few "bovver girls " in their following ?
Did you ever find the longwings that you were looking for ?

Something else learned through this thread, thanks cerneabbas. I had a look at the references to her on the City forum you mentioned. That's a site I'm pretty familiar with (as you might guess) but I hadn't seen that thread before.

As for similar "bovver girls", there were plenty of girls on the Kippax back in the day (Ed's recent PNE photo was a good reminder of how they looked) but I couldn't really say if they got involved like she did.

On longwings, I have a pair of the oxblood Loakes Royals that I'm quite happy with. Got them from Discount Shoes near Victoria Station at a good price. (I think that was on your list for your next London visit?)

I think you put some Charles Tyrwhitt shoes on here a couple of weeks ago? They also do a longwing brogue - listed as Paddington full brogue Derby. Dainite rubber soles - like you I'm quite happy with these for wet weather. I've had a pair for about 18 months and they're a good comfortable everyday shoe, particularly in winter.

Still have an eye on Alden and Allen Edmonds - maybe next year.
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Some quite unexpected ( by me )songs being ments there one song that epitomizes the 60s or the 70s to you

"Is there one song that epitomizes the 60s or the 70s to you" - was your question and although I particularly like 69 - 71 reggae and Motown (and I am sure you thought my selection would come from there) the 2 singles I mention depict the 60s and 70s for me.  Back then we had a diverse range of music choice and preferences. 

 

I also liked (and still do) Elvis ballads of the late 60s / early 70s and back in the day if I put him on the jukebox in the boozer I would be bombarded with abuse but the reject button would not be hit.  Carley Simon another great singer / songwriter from the early 70s and a pleasure to listen to now - doesn't date

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