1960s Mods and Rockers ballet online at the BFI

by Modculture 30 September, 2019

 

1960s Mods and Rockers ballet online at the BFI

1960s Mods and Rockers ballet online at the BFI

Now, this is an odd one. Credit to Mark (aka MonkeyPicks) for spotting this 1960s Mods and Rockers ballet online at the BFI.

 

1960s Mods and Rockers ballet online at the BFI

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.

1960s Mods and Rockers ballet online at the BFI

1960s Mods and Rockers ballet online at the BFI

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.

1960s Mods and Rockers ballet online at the BFI

1960s Mods and Rockers ballet online at the BFI

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.

Watch the 1960s Mods and Rockets ballet online at the BFI