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Reggae was only part of the music we listened to, Tamla Motown was just as important , plus the pop music of the day, The biggest hit for skinheads in 69 was Spirt in the Sky, You would get hundreds of Skinhead girls at the Tottenham Royal dancing in rows to it.
We also listened to Booker T, The Drifters was also well played.
Being a Skinhead in the 60s, was no main thing, It was Mates, Aggro, Cloths, Football,Girls, Music, The order was what was your personal priority, For me it was my mates, We would die for each other.
Just got my copy of the new book "Where Were You - Dublin Youth Culture & Street Style 1950-2000". a very nicely put together book with nearly every page crammed with photos, many involving images of Teds, Mods and skinheads. Def worth the money imo, wasnt that expensive if I remember correct, and that was shipped from UK to USA
Here are some quick scans of early irish skinhead life.
interesting thing about this one is he has quite a bit of tattoo work, almost looks like it could have been taken in 1981 instead of 1971
1974, interesting that the skinhead look was still prevalent this far into the early 70s in Dublin