Some word of explanation needs to be given for the series of articles ‘And they went of the rails …?’. Rock’n’roll of itself is – and should always – be inclusive, but that said Teds can be prickly as to what counts as rock’n’roll music and to what counts as rock’n’roll hairstyle and sartorial practice. […]
The Weekender Era
The Confederate Rebel look for some teds never became dominant anywhere but seems to have started as something of a fun prank in 1975 when some 250 south London teds – after too much drink, no doubt – resurrected the Confederate States of America under their president Sunglasses Ron and promptly declared war on the […]
Here is an unedited half-an-hour footage of a report by Paula Yates for LWT’s ‘The 6 o’clock Show’ on the rock’n’roll movement in London in 1983. We see the Cheeks nightclub in Deptford. Here’s an enticing piece of information by God-knows who *jlittlecarl uploaded as a YT comment about 2016 “There was another part of […]
Steve Cantlow collected all the pictures he could find of the Caister rock’n’roll weekenders and uploaded them on a YouTube clips accompanied by music … How did he get hold of them all ? Great, well nothing better than to get stuck in, go on have a listen … Thanks, Steve!
A 2011 video entitled ‘Rockin’ All’ways’ looking at Catalan rock’n’rollers and their scene in Barcelona. Bumf “The Rockabilly Scene of Barcelona has recently clashed with a wave of customized crowds that are approaching its underground borders attracted by its aesthetics. / Some old school members see the Custom Culture and the 1950s revival with suspicion and […]
I’ve spoken of the Roadrunner’s Paradise, a great rockin’ club I visited in Berlin back in 2014 and which is still going strong. I now include this video because the Berlin Shake festival looks like such a perfect set-up and it’s been filmed so well (including the song in the soundtrack).