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post #8521 of 18770
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

To me(and always has been) is going to a Pub and meet People-and then go elsewhere,maybe to a Club etc.I have run Pubs and have seen Punters come in night after night for drink.I could not do that,as I have said before it bores the Pants off me.I agree the Beer has got better,but I only drink a Pint usually because of Driving.The only time I have more is if I am at a Weekender or I am staying over.
Right,we have had our favourite Records,from the 60s etc.But what about the ones you would love to have collected all up,and burnt the lot-around the Skinhead Times.
Here is my main 5,but not in any Order:-
Joni Mitchell -"Yellow Taxi"
Thunderclap Newman-"Something In the Air"
Peter Sarstedt-"Where Do You Go (My Lovely)"
Sandi Shaw-"Monsieur DuPont"
Mary Hopkins-"Goodbye".
Believe me,there are many more but I thought I would get the Ball rolling!!!
I have not include Englebert Humperdink etc.,otherwise I would be here alnight. smile.gif

Hey that's one of my all time favourite songs. Going to teach it to my Mongolian students next week.

Can't stand Engelbert Humperdinck though.
post #8522 of 18770

Englebert Humperdinck and Lawrence Welk are a scourge on anyone looking through old records to buy, you are guaranteed to find at least one record by both if you are going through a thrift store or any pile of old records even if the person doesn't listen to that stuff it mysteriously manifests itself in their collection that is for sale.

post #8523 of 18770
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Originally Posted by Kingstonian View Post

Pubs are a great British institution that are under serious threat from drinking at home, excessive tax, etc. In the late sixties we used to drink rubbish - keg beer and light and bitter before lager took over. Then ales improved in the 1970s. I would go out of my way to drink in a good pub.

Hey don't mind me asking, how much is a pint of bitter or lager in the UK now?
post #8524 of 18770
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post


Hey don't mind me asking, how much is a pint of bitter or lager in the UK now?

South London / North Kent Fosters lager is £3.30 in a normal pub but around £3.00 in a Wetherspoons.  Stronger brands are more expensive.  Bitter not as popular now and not much cheaper than the lager although Wetherspoons do deals

post #8525 of 18770
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

South London / North Kent Fosters lager is £3.30 in a normal pub but around £3.00 in a Wetherspoons.  Stronger brands are more expensive.  Bitter not as popular now and not much cheaper than the lager although Wetherspoons do deals

Thanks for that Aces. Last time I bought a pint in a British pub was about 4 years ago, Wetherspoons in Bristol. Courage Best, think it was around £1.70-1.80 if memory serves. BTW I pay equivalent of 50p for 500ml of Beijing Yanjing beer in the local bars, which is a 4% lager. It's OK actually. smile.gif That's when I'm not drinking the local fire water.
post #8526 of 18770
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Originally Posted by Sirryacus View Post

I'm sure there were a ton of brands, I was mainly focusing on the big 3 so to speak because I assumed those would the most common but I could be wrong on that, I can't imagine only skinheads wore such jackets ? Was it a youth subculture thing in general or was everybody and their grandmother rocking the denim jacket?

I think it was and has continued to be a youth subculture thing in general and was by no means exclusive to skinheads - in fact by about 1969 we had dropped them for the time being. The only one I had back then (in about 1967) was a light beige needlecord Wrangler which I very much liked as an alternative to denim.

As MoM mentions there was no compulsion to always wear the branded items. I was reading a 1962 interview with a young Marc Feld the other day and noted in particular that his group of friends advocated the best tailoring, but when it came to shirts, for example, they were not averse to buying one in Woolworths and having it altered.

I recall a similar philosophy. Tailoring had to be special, preferably bespoke (as opposed to MTM) but not all of us could afford that. Denim too, was taken very seriously and I recall only Lee and Wrangler were ‘permitted’ alternatives to Levis. Knitwear was normally from M&S as were socks and underwear. Shirts would be Ben Sherman, then US imports. Some latitude was allowed with footwear – I recall getting away with wearing Solatios in the Royal era and some friends wearing English brogues.

Accessories provided a lot of scope – a cotton handkerchief from Woolies for 1s 6d could work very well as a pocket square. As we know Harringtons came from Millets and I even had a beige gabardine raincoat from there too!

But denim style jackets for us at least had to be from the 'big 3'.
post #8527 of 18770

Been lurking on here for ages and thought i need to jump in .. im 54 and a child of North Kensington . Remember my older cousins in Levis and Gibsons/ Smooths and then up the Loft at QPR watching the teenagers in sheepskins n shermans . Could never afford a pair of Levis or Royals and even my harrington was a jeckyle version from Bush market ..  amazing forum and the pics are brilliant . Best Skinhead mob i ever saw was Eccles gang at QPR in 68 - petrol blue sta prest , cherry reds , braces and sheepskins ... the kids in this vid are Arsenal and its from 68 /69 season

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_tTtwhfd8Q

post #8528 of 18770
I was in a weatherspoons just the other week, and was surprised to see one of the real ales at only £1.30 a pint, that was late on a Saturday night too.

Wasn't a bad pint tbh.
post #8529 of 18770
Hello flyfronted,welcome to the Team.smile.gif
post #8530 of 18770

was this link posted earlier, can't remember..i'll delete it, if it was:  http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/interviews/edwards.htm

post #8531 of 18770
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Originally Posted by sivanpunk View Post

was this link posted earlier, can't remember..i'll delete it, if it was:  http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/interviews/edwards.htm

Interesting Article.Cannot say if I remember hearing about Neat Change(though the Who Type Photo does look familiar).There were so many Mod Bands that were up and coming(`66/`67).I used to read the Adverts for the Marquee-but it would be for Zoot Money or Herbie Goins or Geno Washington.I saw the Syn there(with the Skatalites)in `67.First time I saw a Group in full "Flower Power" Gear.When their Record came out,I was into Rocksteady so I would not have taken any notice of it
post #8532 of 18770
I have just ran through the Marquees`List of Dates,to see when I could have gone (mainly during the week).I would have been there on a Thursday seeing The Syn and The Skatalites(even though there is no mention of them,at all)in `67-and Neat Change were on the Saturday.Would have been interesting to see them!!!!
post #8533 of 18770
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Originally Posted by sivanpunk View Post

was this link posted earlier, can't remember..i'll delete it, if it was:  http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/interviews/edwards.htm

Great read.Thanks for posting.

post #8534 of 18770

no probs! i did remember seeing some familiar pics in the article much earlier in this thread, so i wasn't sure.

post #8535 of 18770
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Originally Posted by sivanpunk View Post

was this link posted earlier, can't remember..i'll delete it, if it was:  http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/interviews/edwards.htm
I hadn't seen it but I'm not as 'mature' or as long-established on the forum as some of our chums. (I said 'mature' - not old.) smile.gif
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