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Anne Benjamin: Illustration: Mods vs. Rockers

Anne Benjamin: Illustration: Mods vs. Rockers | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Mods vs. Rockers. I was part of Family Tree Design's Mods and Rockers series along with Babs Tarr, Daniel Krall and Alex Pearson. Posters and t-shirts are available here... Posted by Anne Benjamin at 9:06 AM ...
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American Mods: Clean Living Under Difficult Geographical Circumstances: Mod Revival! The Best Bands

American Mods: Clean Living Under Difficult Geographical Circumstances: Mod Revival! The Best Bands | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

I've always been....conflicted with the Mod Revival of the late 70's and 80's. It seems like a mob mentality and conformist ideals overtook what is supposed to be a culture of individuals who try vigorously to stand out in the crowd. All it took to be a Mod was an M-51 Parka and a Keith Moon target shirt, but that was just one part of a very large scene, in which many followed the original Mod ideals and added to the culture as a whole. And its understandable at the time that Mod would evolve into the more basic Mod Revival, due to the chaotic youth tribes that were running about England at the time, Rockers, Skinheads, Soulies, New Romantics, Casuals! It was madness, but the Mods second wave proved to be a great time for a new wave of ideas,style, and music. Below is a list of my five favorite Mod Revival bands and my opinions on their music and their effect on the scene.

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Heather-Jayne Soper......A Brighton Girl…. Gone….But not Forgotten…..

Heather-Jayne Soper......A Brighton Girl…. Gone….But not Forgotten….. | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
”May God Bless you Heather”
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Hallelujah For Madras

Hallelujah For Madras | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Choir boys going to hell.
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Mr Bojangles Lincoln by Retroman68

Mr Bojangles Lincoln by Retroman68 | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Andy & George Retro
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VIDEO: Flash mob hits Market Place shopping centre 'to promote Bolton'

VIDEO: Flash mob hits Market Place shopping centre 'to promote Bolton' | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

A FLASH mob burst into the Market Place Shopping Centre taking shoppers by surprise.

Dressed as ordinary members of the public, the flash mob, Bolton’s Got Soul, got toes tapping with their Northern Soul routine, led by two children who appeared on the scene dragging their “mother” in all directions before breaking out into a dance.

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DAKS AW14 120th Anniversary Campaign ft Leah and Paul Weller - YouTube

Find out more about DAKS at www.daks.com www.daks-japan.com/
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Jamaican records fill R&B gap - Entertainment - Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaican records fill R&B gap - Entertainment - Jamaica Gleaner | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Early Jamaican popular recorded music has oftentimes been an attempt to copy American rhythm and blues songs. The reasoning behind this is far-reaching and filled with complexities....
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Coming soon: Acid Jazz Mod two-CD compilation

Coming soon: Acid Jazz Mod two-CD compilation | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Coming soon: Acid Jazz Mod two-CD compilation
Strangely, this isn’t actually on the Acid Jazz label, although the content of Acid Jazz Mod derives from that label.
Confused? You should be. Anyway, let’s clear things up.
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Parka Avenue: Memoirs of an original Mod from the sixties

Parka Avenue: Memoirs of an original Mod from the sixties | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Next was this seemingly standard looking 60s tie. The reason why I had to have it was that it's a vintage James Bond 007 article. The James Bond signature on the inside silk liner is the "killer" detail that brings it over the top.
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Heatwave: The Who, the Mods, and the Cultural Turn

Heatwave: The Who, the Mods, and the Cultural Turn | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

In July 1966 a mimeographed pamphlet titled ‘Heatwave’ began to circulate around the various shops, venues, and meeting spaces that constituted London’s counterculture. The pamphlet’s title references a track performed by Martha and the Vandellas, released in 1963, which would be covered by The Who on their 1966 record, A Quick One. The pamphlet isn’t a fanzine, though; it hardly addresses music at all. Instead, it introduces a range of youth subcultures: Mods

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Motown 25 television special May finally be coming to DVD - Music-News.com

Motown 25 television special May finally be coming to DVD - Music-News.com | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Motown 25 television special May finally be coming to DVD - The Number One magazine featuring news, reviews, interviews & all the gossip from the UK and World music scene.
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Returning rally sees hundreds enjoy family fun to aid charitable causes

Returning rally sees hundreds enjoy family fun to aid charitable causes | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Hundreds of scooter enthusiasts from all over the country rode into Pewsey on Friday evening for a weekend of family fun, music and talk of the heydays of Vespas and Lambrettas.
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Punks in Parkas: Book Review - Quadrophenia: A Way Of Life

Punks in Parkas: Book Review - Quadrophenia: A Way Of Life | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

 When something has been as seen and as discussed as Quadrophenia has, you often wonder if there is really anything left to said on the subject. For the past 35 years, this movie based on the Who's album of the same name has woven in and out of the collective consciousness and at this point, one wonders if there is anything new we could learn about this cult movie.

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RAC girl Ruby was all revved up - Glasgow Evening Times

RAC girl Ruby was all revved up - Glasgow Evening Times | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

ROYAL Automobile Club employee Ruby Weir looked pretty as a picture as she poised with her Lambretta scooter and sidecar combination in Kelvingrove Park in 1960.

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Upcoming Documentary Explores 'The History of R&B Music'

Upcoming Documentary Explores 'The History of R&B Music' | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Legendary musician and producer turned filmmaker Kashif Saleem has embarked on a cinematic journey to tell the rich history of rhythm and blues music and its impact across the globe.
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read all about it: MOD SCENE WEEKLY issue 14

read all about it: MOD SCENE WEEKLY issue 14 | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

“MOD SCENE WEEKLY issue 14” is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mod Scene Weekly”.

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Modcast #303: How Are The Acoustics In Here?

Modcast #303: How Are The Acoustics In Here? | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
This week on the modcast it's all acoustic tracks -- raw, stripped down, just the bare bones. I love how acoustic versions of songs can so drastically change a song. Sometimes that stripped down, raw sort of thing is just more pure.
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Oh beehive! Get set for Vintage Festival - Glasgow Evening Times

Oh beehive! Get set for Vintage Festival - Glasgow Evening Times | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

I was given a sneak preview of some of the delights that the two-day event has to offer during a 60s make-over session with organisers The DollsHouse Creative Consultancy.

First, a selection of glittering gowns were laid out, and I was like a child in a sweet shop as I flitted between them all, picking out my favourite one.

I chose a glittery yellow shift dress, and tried to squeeze it over my head - but as it got nearer my shoulders, it just wouldn't budge.

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Ready to go Stateside for old club reunion - Grimsby Telegraph

Ready to go Stateside for old club reunion - Grimsby Telegraph | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

Do you remember the Stateside Club in Cleethorpes Market Place? If you do then you may be interested in attending a forthcoming reunion. ROBIN CARTER explains.

IN 1969 I was in my last year at Hereford School. My friend, Richard Walkner, was the same age as me and we had both attended Littlecoates Infants and Primary school before moving to Hereford.

As young teenagers from working-class backgrounds, we were both mad on fashion and music.

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‘I just said immediately — this is it’: Steve Cropper knew he had a hit with this Otis Redding favorite

‘I just said immediately — this is it’: Steve Cropper knew he had a hit with this Otis Redding favorite | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

Steve Cropper has had a composing hand in a number of iconic songs, from Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour” to Booker T. and the MGs’ “Green Onions” to Eddie Floyd’s “Knock on Wood.” He’s served as a producer for countless others, including Tower of Power, REO Speedwagon, John Mayall and Poco.

But there was one time that stands out, one time in which Cropper says he knew — right from the first — that he had a huge hit on his hands: “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” a song Cropper collaborated on with the late, great Otis Redding.

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Vivaldi's curator insight, July 22, 1:00 AM

Still a superb performer and raconteur.  He tours with The Animals once a year in the UK and we have seen them for the last two years and going again this October.  Truly a living legend.

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Get On Up! Watch The Super Bad Trailer For The New James Brown Biopic | MOJO

Get On Up! Watch The Super Bad Trailer For The New James Brown Biopic | MOJO | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

JAMES BROWN, THE GODFATHER of soul, is the subject of a new biopic produced by Mick Jagger and directed by Tate Taylor (The Help).

Chadwick Boseman will play The Hardest Working Man In Show Business in Get On Up: The James Brown Story, a film that looks set to chart Brown’s rise from his beginnings in rural Georgia through his truly thrilling R&B/gospel stylings and revolutionary funk grooves to jail terms, drug addiction and the battle for survival.

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Keith Moon almost put an end to rocker Ian McLagan’s career when he stole his woman

Keith Moon almost put an end to rocker Ian McLagan’s career when he stole his woman | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

He’s rocked with Ronnie Wood and Rod Steward but Keith Moon almost put an end to rocker Ian McLagan’s career when he stole his woman.

Back in the 1970s the keyboard player of the Small Faces and later The Faces crossed The Who’s wildman when he got together his with wife Kim – who he actually married not long after Moon died.

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Marvin Gaye Has The U.K.’s Motown Favourite - uDiscover

Marvin Gaye Has The U.K.’s Motown Favourite - uDiscover | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it

ITV’s documentary ‘The Nation’s Favourite Motown Song,’ aired in the UK last night (Sunday 6th), culminated in the revelation of the Tamla track that won the vote for that title among the broadcaster’s panel of viewers. And the winner was…Marvin Gaye’s 1968 classic ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine.’ 

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Bonhams : Replica of 'Jimmy's' scooter in the film 'Quadrophenia',c.1966 Lambretta Li 125 'Jimmy' Replica Scooter

Bonhams : Replica of 'Jimmy's' scooter in the film 'Quadrophenia',c.1966 Lambretta Li 125 'Jimmy' Replica Scooter | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers: auctioneers of art, pictures, collectables and motor cars
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Ian McLagan's Song For A Muse

Ian McLagan's Song For A Muse | Mod Scene Weekly | Scoop.it
Rocker Ian McLagan has been singing and playing keyboards for almost half a century. He's played with Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stone
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