Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Random Cutting - Mods at Margate 1964

The clashes between Mods and Rockers in Margate, Brighton, Bournemouth and other seaside resorts in 1964 were both exaggerated and encouraged by the media, particularly the tabloid newspapers. The phrase ‘moral panic’ was coined in a book about the media coverage of the 60’s youth movements.
From my own limited observation of Mod culture at the time, most Mods were far more interested in pills and music, usually in that order.

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