Now, this is an odd one. Credit to Mark (aka MonkeyPicks) for spotting this 1960s Mods and Rockers ballet online at the BFI.
That’s right, a ballet. Who would have thought it? It’s an odd one too, although it does seem interspersed with a bit of genuine footage, which is perhaps the best bit of the lot.
It features a young Mick Fleetwood on drums for British R’n’B band The Cheynes, who provide the backing for this full-colour beat ballet from 1965.
The plot? ‘Groovy young hipsters get down at a coffee bar before tensions erupt at the Vicar’s crypt-kicking dance party, where a mod girl gets involved with a rocker boy.’ Yes, what you might expect, but not with all the dancing around.
Not a classic, but file this one under interesting and worth a watch. Probably ‘cash in’ too, but as it’s a free watch at the BFI website, it’s hard to hold that against it over 50 years on.