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post #9256 of 18402
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

I had forgotten all about 'cow horn' handlebars.  I remember customizing my pushbike as did your mates in around 66/67 to look the part.  We thought we were the nuts.  Must have been 13 years old and made up bikes from the local waste sites - did not have council tip then - Parents still could not afford to throw anything away!!

The lads look around 14 / 15 years old and smartly turned out.  I reckon 1970 is right

You could not have your hair too short back then or you would never get a girlfriend - as the picture or another guard size down was acceptable or otherwise you were regarded as borstal material

Good photo bunty

That is how I got my Push Bike.Could not afford a new one,so we toured the Waste Sites.Believe me,I looked after as if it was new.

I think in `70 the Skinhead Cut was banned in Schools.Remember reading in a Paper,where a boy got sent home because of it."Come back when it had grown out".3 years later the Hair was longer and the Boys were still getting sent home from Shool-"Get your hair cut".No pleasing them,in those days....smile.gif
post #9257 of 18402
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Originally Posted by bunty View Post

Great barnets here -

Caption says '1970' , what do you think?
Dig the 'cow horn' handlebars biggrin.gif

Great pic, Bunty. Now here comes my usual question... who owns the copyright?
post #9258 of 18402
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

I remember i built one with a fixed wheel - so no need for brakes! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
And who can forget slipping chains and crashing your love spuds on the crossbar of some old pile of crap you'd pieced together.
Always reminds me, nowadays, of the Jonny Cash song: One Piece At A Time.
Cow horn handlebars were great - but impractical.
On a similar note, we used to go to Manchester Belle Vue Speedway - The Aces - which was choc-a-bloc with greasers and rarely had any problems.
We were young, 14-16, so they probably didn't think we were worth the bovver.
Every other week was speedway or stock cars. We'd go to both then into the bowling alley afterwards.
Carefree days, happy memories.
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Belle+vue+manchester&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=imvnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=_B2UUNDrNJCV0QWptoGACA&ved=0CGEQsAQ&biw=1267&bih=626Ed

Ed, you have got me down memory / felony lane now.  When we were around 15 we started buying up old British motorbikes for around £5 a piece to use on waste land and to be like our hero Steve McQueen.  We would be dressed in Levis/Jungle greens, high leg commando boots, Fred Perry shirts and suede zipper jackets (monkey jackets) during 1968/69. 

 

We were never Greasers or looked upon as.  These bikes were never used on road as we were just interested in rough riding off road.  No tax, insurance, mot etc - pure freedom. 

 

We would also badger older folk for their disused machines laid up in their sheds/gardens and sometimes have a result for the price of a few packets of fags.  These same bikes now command several thousand pounds in the same raw condition. 

 

Oh what to know what to keep from your past to sell on when your older - Hindsight what a thing to have!!

post #9259 of 18402
More music than fashion - nip in and out to take what you want.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=buIic_w2KWM#!

Start 2' 40', then 9' 20" - then wherever... nod[1].gif

And for our London chums, catch Darcus Owusi - aka Darcus 'Howe' - in a previous role. (5' 5")

FWIW: I think he's a knob - just my opinion, of course. satisfied.gif
Edited by Ed Vaughan - 11/4/12 at 2:43am
post #9260 of 18402
^ I was at that concert.

Great to see Mike Raven THE DJ of the period from about 10:15. He was a fascinating character. Oxbridge ex-army officer and former ballet dancer. He always had all the records though. Mostly forgotten now; but he really was the top man and he knocked the DJing on the head when he got bored with it.
post #9261 of 18402
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

More music than fashion - nip in and out to take what you want.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=buIic_w2KWM#!
Start 2' 40', then 9' 20" - then wherever... nod[1].gif
And for our London chums, catch Darcus Owusi - aka Darcus 'Howe' - in a previous role. (5' 5")
FWIW: I think he's a knob - just my opinion, of course. satisfied.gif

I was there.Great Concert,we helped with the "Revolution".

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Originally Posted by Kingstonian View Post

^ I was at that concert.
Great to see Mike Raven THE DJ of the period from about 10:15. He was a fascinating character. Oxbridge ex-army officer and former ballet dancer. He always had all the records though. Mostly forgotten now; but he really was the top man and he knocked the DJing on the head when he got bored with it.

Used to listen to Mike Raven on the Radio(I think it was Sunday Night).I saw him "Live"at one of the Clubs I went to.
post #9262 of 18402
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

Ed, you have got me down memory / felony lane now.  When we were around 15 we started buying up old British motorbikes for around £5 a piece to use on waste land and to be like our hero Steve McQueen.  We would be dressed in Levis/Jungle greens, high leg commando boots, Fred Perry shirts and suede zipper jackets (monkey jackets) during 1968/69. 

We were never Greasers or looked upon as.  These bikes were never used on road as we were just interested in rough riding off road.  No tax, insurance, mot etc - pure freedom. 

We would also badger older folk for their disused machines laid up in their sheds/gardens and sometimes have a result for the price of a few packets of fags.  These same bikes now command several thousand pounds in the same raw condition. 

Oh what to know what to keep from your past to sell on when your older - Hindsight what a thing to have!!

I had a Triumph 250cc in 1970(on L Plates).Always wanted a 350cc,but never got it.smile.gif
post #9263 of 18402

Why do I hear all about how popular grandad shirts were and the only images of "skins" wearing them that I can find is a picture of slade in 1970? http://sladestory.blogspot.com/1970/02/slade_26.html

post #9264 of 18402
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

I had a Triumph 250cc in 1970(on L Plates).Always wanted a 350cc,but never got it.smile.gif


Skinhead on a Motor Bike, That would have been a sight to see,smile.gif
post #9265 of 18402
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Skinhead on a Motor Bike, That would have been a sight to see,smile.gif

It seems,there were a few about-though at the time I did not know that....smile.gif
post #9266 of 18402
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Originally Posted by Ivyskin89 View Post

Why do I hear all about how popular grandad shirts were and the only images of "skins" wearing them that I can find is a picture of slade in 1970? http://sladestory.blogspot.com/1970/02/slade_26.html

As far as I know(even though in some Books,it states)the only Grandad Shirts I saw worn-were by Hippies.I have seen it written that the early Skinheads look like Eastern Europeans.What absolute B*ll*cks.The Skins were Mods so why look scruffy-even with their Boots etc.I even dispute them wearing British Army Fatigues(Skinheads,Nick Knight-Jim Fergusons` Drawings) in the early stages-maybe in the North they did!!!! Slade were not f*cking Skinheads,how many more times has this got to be said!!!!!icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #9267 of 18402
I am sitting in a dark room biggrin.gif
post #9268 of 18402
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

I was there.Great Concert,we helped with the "Revolution".
Used to listen to Mike Raven on the Radio(I think it was Sunday Night).I saw him "Live"at one of the Clubs I went to.

I used to record his shows on reel to reel tape. Records were expensive in these days but live music was cheap. The reverse of nowadays. Raven was never a phoney and he did not do jingles like the dreadful Emperor Rosko and other soul DJs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Raven
post #9269 of 18402
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Originally Posted by Kingstonian View Post

I used to record his shows on reel to reel tape. Records were expensive in these days but live music was cheap. The reverse of nowadays. Raven was never a phoney and he did not do jingles like the dreadful Emperor Rosko and other soul DJs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Raven

Back in the mid 60s I think a 45 would cost 6/3p.I would go into a local Record Shop(there was a Girl who I really fancied working there.Alas She was about 3 years older),about `65/`66,who was a Mod-so She would recommend and play stuff to me(in the Listening Booths).That was the thing in those days,there was always People who could recommend Records.This is why(I think)I can listen to a wide Range of Music.
post #9270 of 18402
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Originally Posted by Kingstonian View Post

I used to record his shows on reel to reel tape. Records were expensive in these days but live music was cheap. The reverse of nowadays. Raven was never a phoney and he did not do jingles like the dreadful Emperor Rosko and other soul DJs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Raven

Rosko was good "Live".Saw him quite a few times.smile.gif
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