History

Mod has a rich heritage, a good amount of which you’ll find in this section. Whether it’s from the early 1960s or the mod revival era and into the 1980s, we’ll be looking to feature it. If you have anything relevant or want our story told, do get in touch with us.

The Prisoners and the Direct Hits (Rotherham ’85) by Mark Ellis

by Modculture 7 September, 2011

Mod DJ Mark Ellis looks back at his first mod event – at the Assembly Rooms in Rotherham. Continue Reading

Ready Steady Gone by Johnnie Taylor

by Modculture 7 September, 2011

Ready Steady Go has gone down in 60s folklore as classic youth TV. But what was it really like? And how was it viewed by those taking part? Johnnie Taylor was there and tells it like it was… Continue Reading

The Real Quadrophenia by Harry Ward

by Modculture 7 September, 2011

Rallies? Pills? Scooters? Soul? Chucking your job in? It wasn’t just in the films as Harry Ward looking back explains… Continue Reading

Beside The Seaside by Johnnie Taylor

by Modculture 6 September, 2011

The Bank Holiday approaches, and thoughts turn to the British seaside. Johnnie Taylor returns to recall his Bank Holiday past. Continue Reading

Saturday Night and I Just Got Paid by Johnnie Taylor

by Modculture 6 September, 2011

Ever wondered what a night out was like in the 60s? Johnnie Taylor looks back on a typical one for him as a mod in 60s London. Continue Reading

From Skinhead to Mod by Carl Spiers

by Modculture 6 September, 2011

Carl Spiers outlines his gradual shift towards the mod scene from earlier skinhead years. Continue Reading

Saturday Night Out by John Waters

by Modculture 6 September, 2011

Ever wondered what a typical night out was like in sixties London? John Waters was there, and gives you the lowdown. Continue Reading

Too Old To Be A Mod? by Claudia Elliott

by Modculture 6 September, 2011

Despite it’s status as a ‘youth cult’, the average age of the Mod scene has never been higher than it is today. The ‘over 30s’ are returning in their droves. Claudia Elliott asks ‘can you be too old to be a mod?’ Continue Reading

Hard Mods by John Waters

by Modculture 6 September, 2011

Most people’s views of 60s mods are of effeminate West End dandies. Original 60s mod John Waters gives us the lowdown on a less familiar side of the Mod coin. Continue Reading

Scotland on Sunday mods feature

by Modculture 9 May, 2011

Yes, another feature on mods – this time in Scotland on Sunday.

It's quite an extensive feature (but sadly without the images), which is centred around the recent Ayr mod rally, the Scottish mod scene and the folk behind the Friday Street club.

Check it out on the newspaper's site.

Scotland on Sunday mods feature