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How the scene died & what evolved!


The later part of the 60's saw a big change in the scene and by the time The Beatles released Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, the mod movement was on it's last well-tailored legs. Ready Steady Go was finished and the Flamingo had closed down. Once modernism had meant sharp clothes and cool attitudes, but over the last three years it had degenerated into an unseemly morass of Bank holiday scuffles with rockers, which had been partly encouraged by media sensationalism.

The whole mod movement looked and felt undignified. It was too large,too unwealdy, and worst of all, a contridiction in terms. How can you have an elitist mass movement?

If anything summed up its downfall it was the switch of emphasis that occured in drug culture. The choice of a new generation was not anphetamins but their counterparts LSD and marijuana.

It was the middle class kids, the students and the drop outs inspired by the hippy movement in San Francisco who had siezed the middle ground from the mods and imposed their new values of peace and love. Pop music changed accordingly. Especially with the arrival of Sgt Pepper.

Taking their cue from this obviously drugged influenced work, the groups started to abandon the tight three minute structure and explore lengthy musical avenues. One of these groups was Pink Floyd who were often to be found at the UFO club in Tottenham court road playing long gigs with suitably 'trippy' light shows to augment the sound. When a mod spotted Pete Townsend at that very same club checking out The Floyd in his flares and beads he new for sure that an era had just died.
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What is the opinion of those who regard the time after this as still being MOD? The New Untouchables are obviously influenced by this post 'smooth & smart' era.
I'm interested in how people regard the music & the clothes of this period.

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i think some areas had groups of fashionable guys that hung around in a semi gang atmosphere in the evenings and weekends. hoxton, holloway, stamford hill, the elephant, streatham, near coffe bars or amusement arcades. they got to see "gangs" from other areas at the majestic, the royal,streatham and the lyseum. although you had to be careful. a wrong look could spark off a melee. the clothing and styles grew out of trying to be more together than other "gangs" first. a lot of french influence.... new style dance. madison, twist, before the twist a wierd way of shuffle dance with your bird . first handmade long points, short points, high collar, crewnecks, short jackets nipped in at the waist jackets. mohair 2 button 1 button, narrow lapels, etc etc. as the guys started to earn more money... getting driving licenses as they grew older they worked their way to the west end and the clubs around there. man about town magazine then it became about town. margate. brighton, clacton. bracknell. no rockers anywhere. foreign birds and guys also people of a higher "class" than you may have met in your own working class neighbourhood. the birds liked a bit of "rough" which opened up more avenues for the chaps to widen their horizons. you get older, better jobs, more dough, holidaying abroad. meeting better bought up people you calmed down and realised this was just a phase to take you to the next level but for about 3 or 4 years around 1960 to 63/64 we were kings. it's amazing that for such a short period of time so much came out of it. we may, in a small part, have changed the world

nearly all the music we listened to was black music from the usa. the usual soul, blues, r & b etc. they have a good list on this site

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Amen. I wish I had been there. emoticon

Done the same thing though, just later on... second best. darn it.

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i missed both emoticon
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aitch - that was lovely! brought tears to my eyes! i'm so sentimental emoticon think i better go to bed emoticon
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there there. don't let the bed bugs bite.

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It's funny how the late 70's mod scene never died... Now the clubs are full of old wankers. I say these people have to GO !
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Oi! I like it.... It's nice to be 'old' and still have a good time...

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I hope I do when I am, IF i am, which I won't be, if things go as planned.

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