Gangs - Teddy boys: In the 50s it was the teddy boys with their winkle picker shoes and drainpipe trousers. There was talk of gang fights with flick knives but I was too young to see it.
Mods and Rockers: In the 60s it was the Mods who wore smart suits and rode motor scooters, and the Rockers who wore leathers and rode motorbikes. They were always fighting, especially at seaside resorts on Bank Holiday weekends. The fights were apparently pre-planned - all this before the Internet. I never understood why they fought but I remember being scared by it.
The Grove Family
The Good Old Days, music hall theatre on the TV
The Goon Show, "Ying tong diddle eye foe!"
The Glums, "Ooooh, Eth." "Ooooh, Ron."
|I had this picture of Gerry and |
the Pacemakers on my bedroom wall.
Yuri Gagarin, 1st man in space, 1961
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell singing Ain't No Mountain High