Lasting less than a week at the end of the summer of 1958, the riots that erupted between Friday the 29th of August and Friday the 5th of September in London’s Notting Hill district proved to be a turning point not only in race relations but in perceptions of the teddy boys. Here’s a nice […]
12.04.1981 on ‘Les Nouveau Rendez-vous’ tv programme.
The 1950s seemed to have lingered longer in some places than others. Away from metropolitan capitals like Paris and London, the long-haired revolution had not yet started for some. 13:45ff One explains why he doesn’t like students. INT 26:00ff “la plupart préfere le rock” *Inusa “Les ” délinquants ” de l’époque qui s’habillent mieux et […]
The character in Eddy Mitchell’s 1974 song ‘la Ballade de Billy Brillantine’ was originally to be named ‘Rocky Pento’ (but the makers of Pento refused the use of their trademark. https://bespokeunit.com/articles/grooming/brylcreem-review-british-usa/
Here’s a treasure trove of film and newsreel clips showing how rock’n’roll made its presence felt in Finland between 1957 and 1961. Uploaded on YouTube in 2016, I don’t know its provenance although I assume it was made for tv and seems to contain some running commentary. Need I say ? I hardly know more […]
Here’s a students’ animation project from 2015 (LISAA, Paris). For those who don’t understand French this is the story : two guys at an American diner discuss how to atract girls, the answer is a rock’n’roll guitar …