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34,264.  For the world is changing.  The old era is ending.  The old ways will not do ... It is a time, in short, for a new generation of leadership – new men to cope with new problems and new opportunities ... and we stand today on the edge of a New Frontier  the frontier of the 1960s – a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils – a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats.  (Kennedy & Future)  John F Kennedy, acceptance speech July 1960

 

 

18,449.  This was Britain’s first introduction to the presence of two warring factions: the Mods and the Rockers.  It proved just the beginning.  Trouble flared again at Whitsun, the late Spring bank holiday.  This time in Brighton, Margate and Bournemouth.  And continued throughout the summers as other towns saw similar skirmishes.  (Gangstas & England & Motorbike & 1960s)  Timeshift: Mods, Rockers and Bank Holiday Mayhem, BBC 2014

 

18,450.  Style was central to the Mod world ... It was a whole way of life and a departure from the past.  (Gangstas & England & Motorbike & 1960s)  ibid.

 

18,451.  But at the same time there was another group of working-class youth loudly asserting themselves - the Rockers.  (Gangstas & England & Motorbike & 1960s)  ibid.

 

18,452.  ‘The ton-up boys set off ... To wind and weave, and often to be a menace.’  (Gangstas & England & Motorbike & 1960s)  ibid.  public information film

 

18,453.  It was British motorbikes that were at the centre of their world.  (Gangstas & England & Motorbike & 1960s)  ibid.

 

74,200.  Carnaby Street went Mod ... Music went Mod.  (Gangstas & England & Motorbike & 1960s)  ibid.

 

74,201.  They had much in common.  (Gangstas & England & Motorbike & 1960s)  ibid.

 

74,202.  ‘It was a good time to be young.’  (Gangstas & England & Motorbike & 1960s)  ibid.  female rocker

 

 

74,203.  One Mod said, ‘We were trying to get away from the Council estates, the pits and the factories  all that cloth-cap bullshit.’  (Gangstas & England & Motorbike & 1960s)  Richard Weight, author A Very British Style

 

 

5,045.  In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace, in marriage, in education and on the playing field.  It was a very exciting, rebellious time.  (Equality & 1960s)  Marlo Thomas

 

 

5,229.  The late 60s would be remembered for many things.  But increased productivity was not one of them.  (Work & 1960s & Production)  The British at Work: Them and US 1964-1980, BBC 2011

 

 

7,019.  The new and radical ideas of the sixties would sweep them [grammar schools] away.  (School & 1960s & Education)  The Grammar School: A Secret History I, BBC 2012

 

 

7,083.  I always knew the Sixties wasn’t a revolution.  It really was just a bunch of university students with wealthy parents having fun.  (Student & Revolution & University & 1960s)  John Lydon

 

 

9,986.  The 1960s was the most marked decade of change Britain had ever seen ... Art was at the forefront of that renaissance.  A new art that was revolutionary because it was made by young people.  (Art & Great Britain & 1960s)  Janet Street-Porter, The Genius of British Art: Modern Times, 2010

 

 

13,585.  You guys blame me for the sixties.  (Cult & Sixties)  Charles Manson

 

 

18,070.  This is the story of the crime that helped define the sixties.  (Gangstas & Robbery & 1960s)  The Great Train Robbery, ITV 2012

 

 

18,737.  In the 1960s some British youths had embraced a well-heeled fashion trend calling themselves Mods.  They wore stylish Italian suits and drove Vespa scooters.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  Gangland: Hate Nation 

 

 

18,738.  To some the sixties will always be being a Mod or a Rocker.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  Suggs, Teen Spirit: The Mods and the Rockers

 

18,739.  The Mods: clean-cut sharp-looking threads, listening to soul, ska and some of the greatest British pop music ever made, riding about on their Lambrettas and Vespas.  The Rockers with their leather jackets, jeans, greased-back hair, tearing around on their powerful motor-bikes to the soundtrack of American rock n roll.  Needless to say, there wasn’t much love lost between them.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,740.  Unfortunately, a lot of people remembers the Mods and Rockers solely for the bank-holiday scuffles at the seaside.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,741.  Being a Mod meant dressing well in fancy clobber.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,742.  Carnaby Street  it was right here in the heart of London that so many came to buy the latest Mod gear.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,743.  The loose-fitting hooded Parka - how did they factor into the neat, sharp look of the Mod?  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,744.  Rockers: theirs was a world of leather jackets, jeans and Transport cafes.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,745.  The bikers were a noisy powerful symbol of all the rockers stood for.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,746.  Rockers were just as comfortable hanging on the back of a Gold Star.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,747.  For the wider public these coffee-bar cowboys were an intimidating threat to society, which wasn’t always the case.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,748.  The Ace Cafe on the North Circular road in London.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,749.  The soundtrack to their lives were also poles apart.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,750.  What really revved them up was some good old fashioned rock n roll.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,751.  Courtesy of the British press it soon became Mods versus Rockers.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,752.  Clacton-on-Sea Easter 1964 ... Mods and Rockers knocked lumps out of each other.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,753.  Guess what  the Mods and the Rockers didn’t destroy British society.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,754.  Flower Power was a long way from the Mods and the Rockers.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

18,755.  A lot of good memories and lasting influences came out of it.  (Gangstas: Mods & 1960s & Motorbikes & England)  ibid.

 

 

25,974.  Make love, not war.  (War & Love & 1960s)  Student slogan 1960s

 

 

31,483.  The Britain that is going to be forged in the white heat of this revolution.  (Great Britain & England & Politics & 1960s)  Heath vs. Wilson: The 10 Year Duel

 

31,484.  The Heath/Wilson duel spanned four elections.  Their rivalry was both political and personal.  Harold Wilson and Edward Heath were the political titans of their era: two grammar-school-boys born in the same year.  Who grew into entirely different men bound by fate.  Their double act did come an end, but by then the Heath/Wilson duel had defined a nation.  (Great Britain & England & Politics & 1960s)  ibid.

 

31,485.  The self-made Yorkshireman, with his home-spun pipe, Gannex raincoat and humble tastes, revolutionised the political landscape.  (Great Britain & England & Politics & 1960s)  ibid.

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