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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post
Anyhow we were a damn sight cooler than yer average hoodie!

lol I guess this quote is part of your Mod side . About the Rude Boys, was Rude Boy strictly a Jamaican Thing? And were there any "Rude Girls".
post #1622 of 24907
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Originally Posted by OHT View Post
lol I guess this quote is part of your Mod side . About the Rude Boys, was Rude Boy strictly a Jamaican Thing? And were there any "Rude Girls".

West Indian girls didn't seem to get out and about as much as their Anglo equivalent - maybe a cultural thing. We did have a couple of mixed-heritage girls in our crowd. They were sisters. One was utterly gorgeous and modeled. The other was tougher, adopted a more masculine look, and got the nickname 'Killer' because she could fight like hell. I got on really well with her. Apart from that I had one Jamaican girlfriend for a short while.

Funny though, outside of the name appearing in reggae songs, I never heard the term 'Rude Boy' on the streets.
post #1623 of 24907
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post
West Indian girls didn't seem to get out and about as much as their Anglo equivalent - maybe a cultural thing. We did have a couple of mixed-heritage girls in our crowd. They were sisters. One was utterly gorgeous and modeled. The other was tougher, adopted a more masculine look, and got the nickname 'Killer' because she could fight like hell. I got on really well with her. Apart from that I had one Jamaican girlfriend for a short while.

Funny though, outside of the name appearing in reggae songs, I never heard the term 'Rude Boy' on the streets.

I'll take the gorgeous one, you can have the other one,lol .
About mods and skinheads: Mods were known for riding scooters but did that also cross over to skinhead? I don't think I've ever seen a pic of an Original skinhead with a scooter.
post #1624 of 24907
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Originally Posted by OHT View Post
I'll take the gorgeous one, you can have the other one,lol .
About mods and skinheads: Mods were known for riding scooters but did that also cross over to skinhead? I don't think I've ever seen a pic of an Original skinhead with a scooter.

Scooters (striped down, without all the mirrors etc) were still seen around in 68 in London. Less so by 69, but even in 70 I had an occasional date with a particular skinhead girl who idolised guys on scooter (or in Bond Bugs - but that's another story!).
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I had an occasional date with a particular skinhead girl who idolised guys on scooter (or in Bond Bugs - but that's another story!).

LOL this I gotta hear
post #1626 of 24907
There's nothing to hear - she just had this ruddy fetish for Bond Bugs!
post #1627 of 24907
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post
There's nothing to hear - she just had this ruddy fetish for Bond Bugs!

lol that's funny as hell. Moving aside, Was this song very popular in your time?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF4e72UEN2o

I ask because I don't hear people talk about it...at all but it sounds great and it came out in 69'
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post #1628 of 24907
King Stitt - yeah! Big hit in the clubs in SE London.
post #1629 of 24907
Hi. This is my first post. Get Smart 'invited' me on board. I was a skinhead c. 1968/69.

I live in Essex in'it!

Look forward to posting here and learning.

Could I start with a question? Jason put up a link to a 'skinhead shop' in London early in this thread - selling made in England Harringtons, etc. Anyone have that link?

Thanks.
post #1630 of 24907
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Originally Posted by Brideshead View Post
Hi. This is my first post. Get Smart 'invited' me on board. I was a skinhead c. 1968/69.

I live in Essex in'it!

Just saying welcome on board, Brideshead. We 69ers never die!
post #1631 of 24907
Hey there Brideshead!

i know i put these 2 links before, affordable harringtons made in UK

Jump the Gun in Brighton

Ben Nevis in camden town
post #1632 of 24907
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Originally Posted by Brideshead View Post
Hi. This is my first post. Get Smart 'invited' me on board. I was a skinhead c. 1968/69.

Hello Brideshead - look forward to talking to you (have read your posts on Film Noir Buff - very interesting, I enjoyed them a lot).

Little Queenie.
post #1633 of 24907
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Originally Posted by OHT View Post
Mods were known for riding scooters but did that also cross over to skinhead? I don't think I've ever seen a pic of an Original skinhead with a scooter.


Scooters were very big up North and definitely part of the Skinhead scene. I don't know many Northern Skinheads who didn't have them in the late '60's / early '70's.
post #1634 of 24907
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post
Up north we still called ourselves mods.
The folk in the front of the Skinhead Moonstomp LP still called 'emself mods.
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The real story goes back to my first job after leaving school, and my first experience at Blackpool Mecca. Downstairs in the ballroom, they had a resident group, the lead guitarist in the group worked for the same company as i did. He also, wrote articles for the New Musical Express. He was asked to do an article for an issue that was beeing sent to the USA. The subject was "you have got hells angels" "we have got these" meaning Mods. He asked me one day if i would be interested in getting some mates together, for a picture shoot. As he needed pics to go with his article. I agreed to this, and the pics were taken in a back alley, near North Pier, Blackpool. Weeks after the shoot, he came to me at work and said,that a record company had approached his paper to ask whether they could use one of the pics taken; for an Album Sleeve. The rest is history. Had i known the impact that the album has made, i would have asked for some financial reward. as it is, i havnt had a penny.
credit towards, detroidsoul
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post
Chris Welch's article of course still categorised them/us as 'mods', but there were all kinds of names which were applied to us - skinheads, lemon heads, spike heads, peanuts, totters, and so on - some of which would have got you a knuckle sandwich if you had used them.
Did you ever heard of the term hedgehogs applied to you kids early on? Hi Brideshead and welcome I've seen you around on FNB and remember that great write up you did: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...head-to-Smooth
post #1635 of 24907
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Originally Posted by loempiavreter View Post
The folk in the front of the Skinhead Moonstomp LP still called 'emself mods.
credit towards, detroidsoul
Did you ever heard of the term hedgehogs applied to you kids early on?

I am wondering whether the band the guy talks about is The Executives. It can't possibly be the resident band that was there in 67 68, because although they played soul music they looked as though they would have been more comfortable playing fox-trots. Anyhow, as they were the Blackpool crowd it doesn't surprise me that they called themselves mods. What does surprise me is that I don't recognise them.

'Hedgehogs'? Nope, never heard that one.

Can you put me in touch with detroidsoul?
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