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post #9931 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

For MoM the contact details of the bird's pic I posted some weeks back:
http://www.friendsreunited.com/things-we-wore-1970/Memory/71883d0c-d6f1-4a7f-ba01-a0830142b745
She may (even) have more? biggrin.gif

Cheers, mate. Not a very good fit on her, though. I seem to remember girls taking much more care about how their mohair/Trevira clothes hung.
post #9932 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Western Super Mare, or some other Northern Seaside resort,biggrin.gif

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post #9933 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

Abraham Martin and John,  Brown Sugar, All right now,  Maggie May,  Hey girl don't bother me,  Bridge over trouble water, Bad moon rising -  there were loads. 

People thought that we only listened to Reggae and Tamla but we were not tunneled visioned.  We would listen to what we liked as we not ashamed to admit if we liked a pop tune (excluding Rolf Harris 'Two Little Boys' etc) as we had our own minds even though we we had our own mould/style. 

Trivia and off topic. Did you know that 'Two Little Boys' was originally written for Sir Harry Lauder?
post #9934 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Bugger!!! Now what am I gonna get you guys for Christmas? shog[1].gif

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Just send the usual - used fivers.
post #9935 of 18908

Found this vid on Youtube.M.O.M.it includes some photos of you from your youth that you posted here and were nicked by Foolgle(they nicked one of you from recent days as well)Some photos I haven't seen are also in the vid.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-Ol2k5ryt8&NR=1&feature=fvwp

post #9936 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

So there we have it - not a new 'find' - sorry. spam[1].gif

As Mike said it's W-s-M in 1970. There's a couple of others in Booted and Suited from that same Bank Holiday weekend and I've got some poor quality photocopies from the Bristol Evening Post from around the same time - all in Weston, there's a classic one of a load of youngsters running down the road all giggling, quite close up so it's good detail but like i said unfortunately poor quality, if I manage to get the original I'll post it up.

You'll notice the lad with the leather bomber jacket on, I had a suede one and these were by far more popular in Bristol than Harringtons - but of course we weren't as flush (or as flash) as you Cockernees smile.gif
post #9937 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Trivia and off topic. Did you know that 'Two Little Boys' was originally written for Sir Harry Lauder?


The song was written around 1902, Its the story about two brothers in the American Civil War, Both was in the same Union Cavalry Regiment, One brother had his Horse shot under him and was lying in no mans land, His brother who was positioned along the line, broke ranks and galloped out to rescue his brother.. In 1969 as a Skinhead It was just another song, its was years later that i realised what a powerful and moving song it was.
Even now i get a lump in my throat when i hear it.
post #9938 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Cheers, mate. Not a very good fit on her, though. I seem to remember girls taking much more care about how their mohair/Trevira clothes hung.

I agree MoM, Its mostly who you hung around with... some lead by example, smartness is infectious, The girls who got in the Tottenham Royal in the 60s were immaculate, We called em girls in glass cages, they would stand there knowing they looked the part, if you approached them for a dance...they would give you a sly look over.. and if you did not come up the their standards they would fcuk you off, in fact the less smart lads would not even try. Smartness and the way you held yourself was so important...also what you said..one wrong word and your rep could be put in doubt.biggrin.gif
post #9939 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

Great photo Ed.  Any idea on date?  A quick look - the grebos look late 60s?  Young kids on left in mid 60s anoraks.  I think this is 64 - 66 - mods

I used to wear an Anorak like that in the late 60s. It was my play coat. Clearly remember it for some reason. Navy blue in colour, i actually liked it as it was warm but light. My older sister used to wear them too when she was a Mod in the early 60s. Just saying.shog[1].gif

Id say this picture was from late 60s. Looking at some of the clothes. Remember just because some clothes were worn earlier doesn't nessasarily mean they still wern't wearing them 5 years later still. Especially the Grease and normals.
post #9940 of 18908
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Originally Posted by loempiavreter View Post

What about the more commercial soul that's not Tamla?
Member Kingstonian once said on FNB:
What I mean the soul that's moving more towards funk.
Tighten Up from Archie Bell and the Drells for example, did it hit UK (or was it too late, it was released in US in 1968)?

Archie Bell was released in the UK. I have it on a compilation LP which I probably bought in a post Christmas sale. All the black music releases including blues and reggae were showcased on the Mike Raven show on radio1.

That said, a lot of places had a fairly unadventurous music policy - mainstream chart music not exclusively black music. They wanted a mainstream audience and did not want too many blacks turning up - though in those days you could just refuse entry to anyone you did not want, for any reason.
post #9941 of 18908

The music i remember mainly from family parties where older cousins brought 7's along and the boys club were 

Prince Buster - 'Al Capone and  skatalites ' guns of navarone '  - the black boys would have shuffle competitions , dropping hanky's and doing elaborate moves to pick em up .

Freda payne - band of gold 

Formations - at the top of the stairs 

4 tops - dont walk away renee

georgie fame - bonnie and clyde 

John fred and his playboy band - judy in disguise

 

then a bit later on 

Dennis alcapone - wake up jamaica 

post #9942 of 18908

I like this listing of songs you guys listened to.Some mainstream chart hits(in the U.S. anyway)as well as the underground Ska/Rocksteady/Reggae.Shows you were more open minded than people think you were.

post #9943 of 18908
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

Found this vid on Youtube.M.O.M.it includes some photos of you from your youth that you posted here and were nicked by Foolgle(they nicked one of you from recent days as well)Some photos I haven't seen are also in the vid.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-Ol2k5ryt8&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Well I'll be...

Yeah there's one of me in there. But who the hell would want one of me from recent days?
post #9944 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

The song was written around 1902, Its the story about two brothers in the American Civil War, Both was in the same Union Cavalry Regiment, One brother had his Horse shot under him and was lying in no mans land, His brother who was positioned along the line, broke ranks and galloped out to rescue his brother.. In 1969 as a Skinhead It was just another song, its was years later that i realised what a powerful and moving song it was.
Even now i get a lump in my throat when i hear it.

Interesting. I heard of the connection to the American Civil War (the song mentions 'ranks so blue'), but musicologists have cast doubt on that and say it is more likely to have been an account of an incident in the 2nd Boer War, due to the date. There is a famous picture of a rescue from that era that I believe won a VC for the rescuer...



Sorry this is right off topic, folks...

The story of how Rolf Harris got to hear the song is fascinating too.
post #9945 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

I agree MoM, Its mostly who you hung around with... some lead by example, smartness is infectious, The girls who got in the Tottenham Royal in the 60s were immaculate, We called em girls in glass cages, they would stand there knowing they looked the part, if you approached them for a dance...they would give you a sly look over.. and if you did not come up the their standards they would fcuk you off, in fact the less smart lads would not even try. Smartness and the way you held yourself was so important...also what you said..one wrong word and your rep could be put in doubt.biggrin.gif

Yes, I well remember having had to try to look cool as I retreated from a group of girls with my cheeks burning. They had a way of looking you up and down before saying 'Nah!'

I had a few that went the other way too, though. smile.gif
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