History

Club Ink – flyers from the past

Richard Karstrom has a lot of flyers – as a DJ, club regular and editor of the Uppers site, he's probably got 100s knocking about. Which is why he has set up Club Ink. Club Ink shows off the artwork of the mod scene past and present, from the UK, […]

Mod clips on YouTube

Paul has forwarded me a link to a raft of Mod-friendly YouTube clips he has online. The content includes the likes of The Jam, Secret Affair, Nine Below Zero, The Lambrettas, The Chords and the Purple Hearts. And best of all, he's uploaded rally footage from the 1980s. Check out […]

Mod discussion/record fair in Liverpool

One for your diaries if you happen to be up north on Saturday September 16th is a Mod record fair, music and discussion event in Liverpool under the name It’ll Never Be Over For Me. It’s a free event that starts at 12 noon and runs until late. There’s a […]

YouTube: Mod revival of 1979

This is for everyone who says this site doesn’t feature enough relating to the Mod revival of 1979 onwards (probably because we don’t get sent that many articles, images or snippets about it in truth). The clip seems to be a short news price on the revival. Entertaining rather than […]

Ready, Steady, Go! exhibition

Opening on Saturday 13th May, Ready, Steady, Go! at Chelsea Space in London claims to be the first exhibition to explore the style, fashion, people and events associated with Italian designed scooters and their impact on British culture over the last 60 years. Ready, Steady, Go! examines the history of […]

Sorry You Missed The Sixties

The John Bloxham Gallery is currently hosting Sorry You Missed The Sixties –  the decade as seen through the lens of  Philip Townsend, featuring a host of icons and celebrities against a backdrop of "swinging London". Philip Townsend was born in 1940. After training as a photographer, he got his […]

2 Tone photo gallery

Interesting site came my way today – the 2 Tone Archive gallery. The photos were all taken between February 28th – May 3rd 1980 by Toni Tye for a proposed book on 2 Tone at the rehearsals & the gigs for the ‘Dance Craze’ film. Rather than traditional gig shots, […]

Time Out Soho special

The latest issue of Time Out London magazine (January 18-25 2006 – no. 1848) features a fantastic Soho special. There are lots of great vintage photos from the 50s and 60s including a great one of original Soho jazz modernist Ronnie Scott outside "the old place" in Gerrard Street in […]