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  1. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    Its probably why the American Skinheads have got it all wrong, Kilburn Skinheads talking bollocks.[​IMG]

    You're subversive. I like that! [​IMG]
     


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    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    Now we know who to blame Roy![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    And all this will go in the book. Over the other side of the pond there will be a weeping, a wailing, and a gnashing of teeth! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Ello,

    Interesting Time magazine artical on skinhaeds from June 1970...

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...romoid=googlep

    "Descendants from Rockers"[​IMG] ,I don`t think so_Ok I had a Motorbike in`71 but never descended from those Grease Monkeys.It was the Greasers that were!We also gave the Yanks- Hells Angels?Where did that Prat go to School.Nothing to do with the Motorcycle Gangs(returning exServicemen from WW2)that roamed the various States then?
     


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    Nothing to do with the Motorcycle Gangs(returning exServicemen from WW2)that roamed the various States then?

    "What are you rebelling against?"

    "What ya got?"
     


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    "Descendants from Rockers"[​IMG] ,I don`t think so_Ok I had a Motorbike in`71 but never descended from those Grease Monkeys.It was the Greasers that were!We also gave the Yanks- Hells Angels?Where did that Prat go to School.Nothing to do with the Motorcycle Gangs(returning exServicemen from WW2)that roamed the various States then?

    Like I said interesting [​IMG]

    I have read this thread from the begining and can see that the writer must have of assumed things from the comfort of his desk [​IMG]
     


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    Guildford,in the early `60s,was very much a Mod hang-out.With Clubs such as The Ricky Tick,The Harvest Moon,The Wooden Bridge etc.,(including Live Acts such as The Temptations,The Four Tops,Junior Walker and the All Stars,The Rolling Stones,The Who,The Small Faces, Chris Farlowe etc.,etc.),you were sure of a good night out.I was told once that Scooters were parked the full length of North Street-which is a long Street that runs parallel to the High Street-on a Friday and Saturday Night. When I arrived in`69,the Guildford Civic Hall had taken over with the Concerts.
    The Civic Hall was a large place,where it could hold up to 800 People(maybe more).During `69 to `70 most of the Concert Goers were Skinheads.I saw Johnny Johnson and the Bandwagon,The Showstoppers,Geno Washington(though I preferred Him in a smaller Venue) and Jimmy James and the Vagabonds play there.Once a month they would hold Dances.Visiting Djs such as the Emperor Rosko(he came quite a few times) Road Show would hold Court.These Dances would sometimes end up with Punch-ups between the various Gangs-the Dances got closed down in `70/`71 because of the escallating violence.It was a chance to get "Suited Up" and find a Girl.
    The worst Night I went there,was a Saturday in`70,for a Live Act and Dance.The Headlining Act did not show up,so People became p*ss*d off.The Concert Organisers said they had a stand-in Group.I had read about this Group in the Paper and knew this could be trouble.The Group was The Ambrose Slade(Slade).The Hall was packed and the Group started playing.The problem was,it was a Skinhead Group playing Heavy Rock.The place erupted,bottles,glasses-anything that could be handled-were thrown at the Stage.People jumped on the Stage to have a go at Noddy Holder and the rest of them.In fact punches were thrown before the Bouncers could get to them.The Group got ushered Off Stage after two Songs.When they tried to get the Group out of the Civic Hall there was a Riot(with the Old Bill arriving in numbers).They closed the Dance down after that-which inflammed the situation even more.Several Pubs got smashed up that night.So when I hear that Slade influenced Skinheads,I always think back to that night.[​IMG]
     


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    So when I hear that Slade influenced Skinheads,I always think back to that night.[​IMG]

    I always remember them turning up at the college I was at for a gig, and I was saying to them "No, you shouldn't be wearing braces and a belt, and no skinhead would wear that t-shirt... those jeans should be Levis... those boots should be DMs..." So it wasn't Slade influencing skinheads, it was a skinhead influencing Slade! [​IMG]

    (You're way too flash, M-o-M!)
     


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    I always remember them turning up at the college I was at for a gig, and I was saying to them "No, you shouldn't be wearing braces and a belt, and no skinhead would wear that t-shirt... those jeans should be Levis... those boots should be DMs..." So it wasn't Slade influencing skinheads, it was a skinhead influencing Slade! [​IMG]

    (You're way too flash, M-o-M!)

    They did come from Wolverhampton [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    They did come from Wolverhampton [​IMG] [​IMG]

    ... and they do say that the best thing to come out of Wolverhampton is the A41! [​IMG]
     


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    ... and they do say that the best thing to come out of Wolverhampton is the A41! [​IMG]
    Yes Mate,I have been there!
     


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    BTW Did anybody ever read -

    'Today there are no gentlemen: the changes in Englishmen's clothes since the war' (1971) By Nik Cohn ?

    Is it worth tracking down?


    Not read it but would like to own it myself Paul, highly sought after and very expensive though...
     


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    Yes Mate,I have been there!

    I think I would add Banks's Bitter to that - W'oton's best export.
     


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    I had a Girlfriend from the "Black Country" many years ago-and I did acquire a taste for Banks`Bitter.It was very cheap as well![​IMG]
     


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    I always remember them turning up at the college I was at for a gig, and I was saying to them "No, you shouldn't be wearing braces and a belt, and no skinhead would wear that t-shirt... those jeans should be Levis... those boots should be DMs..." So it wasn't Slade influencing skinheads, it was a skinhead influencing Slade! [​IMG]

    (You're way too flash, M-o-M!)


    I think more a case of being dressed-up by their manager in a cynical (and misplaced) bid to capture Skinheads as an audience!
     


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