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Mods v Rockers! 1964 beach battles that rocked Britain - and terrified bank holiday tourists

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The bank holiday began with tourists flocking to the coast but ended with them fleeing for their lives as Mods and Rockers turned beaches into battlefields.

Fifty years ago, in the spring of 1964, simmering rivalry between the groups reached a flashpoint as they clashed repeatedly on seaside piers and promenades across the country.

But the worst of the violence was seen in Brighton, as families were trapped in a shocking showdown which sparked moral panic about the state of British youth.

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On my mates renovated 1950s Vespa

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Planet Go-Go!

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Come to East London to dance to wild 60s sounds from all over the world!  Soul, funk, garage, yé-yé, Thai go-go, Bollywood, highlife, Ethio-jazz, jovem guarda, and all the rest from continental Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Also enjoy vintage pop themed international cocktails and have a go guessing the origins of five rare tracks under the flicker of foreign 60s film and Scopitone clips!

Friday 2 May, 8pm-1am

Luna Lounge, 7 Church Lane, E11 1HG, a few steps from Leytonstone Underground

£3 on the door

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Featured Photo Davie & Me going for a wee run about in Livingston

New Colors And Fabrics For Baracuta

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We last reported on Baracuta back in September, when the brand unveiled a revamped website. Well this spring it’s showing its famous G9 jacket in a slew of new colors, fabrics and styles, including the olive suede version above.

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Secret Affair to headline at Ribble Valley Mod Weekend

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Secret Affair are revving up their scooters and polishing their wing mirrors ahead of the Ribble Valley Mod Weekender, where they will provide the headlining act.

Clitheroe’s The Grand will be the focal point for the popular three-day festival, with a host of bands plus DJs playing at the York Street venue on Saturday, September 27th.

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Mods and rockers 50 years on since Clacton ‘invasion’ - BBC News

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Fifty years ago, England was invaded. At least, that’s what the headlines claimed.

The invaders? Fans of two-wheeled transport. They were the mods and the rockers who, if the media was right, were “roaring”, “rampaging” and hell-bent on “beating up” the seaside in an “orgy of hooliganism”. But was that really what happened?

Leather or sartorial elegance?

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Last Days Of The Twisted Wheel Club - Manchester Confidential

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In the 1960s the venue hosted soul nights and performances by artists such as Ike and Tina Turner, Edwin Starr and Ben E King, and it is considered to be the birth place of Northern Soul.
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Mods & Rockers - Modern Vespa (ENG) - SIP Scootershop Community

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„Mods vs. Rockers“, „Biker’s Vest or Parka“, „2T or 4T“, „Rocker or Mod“. The eternal rivalry between scooter and motorcycle enthusiasts continues since the 1960s. Thailand has a simple resolution for this conflict. “Mods& Rockers” is the name of an event which unites both parties, and the success of this event is unstoppable. At the end of 2013 it was staged again in the North of Thailand. Many Mods and Rockers took the trip, e.g. from Bangkok. The unifying motto: “Let’s ride on your pride”.
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The Who Launching World Tour This Year and ‘Hoping’ for New Album - Billboard

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The legendary band turns 50 this year and will start playing live around Christmas. Pete Townshend talks hitting the road again (“I’m in good shape”), possible new music and getting older

The Who will embark on a tour late this year to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary, beginning around Christmas in the U.K. before heading to North America in 2015. “It will be a world tour,” the Who guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend tells Billboard. “I’m not crazy about going on the road,  but I’m in good shape and once I start doing it — and I’m still very good at it — I’ll take some pleasure from it.”

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Fred Perry x Southsea Deckchairs -

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Iconic sportswear and streetwear brand, Fred Perry, has teamed up with British manufacturer Southsea Deckchairs to launch a summer capsule collection.

Southsea Deckchairs was established in 1982 and is known for its striped deckchairs and deckchair fabrics, which can be seen along the British coastline. Stephen Davies from Southsea Deckchairs told Strong Island about how the partnership came to be: “They approached us last year to see if we wanted to work with them on fabric design [inspired by] block stripes, retro, mods and rockers.”

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Paul Weller’s children win lawsuit over pictures

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LONDON — The children of musician Paul Weller won a privacy lawsuit Wednesday over paparazzi pictures published on a newspaper website.

Lawyers for the former front man of The Jam and his family sued Associated Newspapers over images of daughter Dylan and twin sons John Paul and Bowie that appeared on its MailOnline site.

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