Monday, November 8, 2010
Rockers, Teddy Boys
Rockers were inspired by Elvis Presley and the movie "The Wild One," which featured motorcycle gangs.
They loved motorcycles, so their fashion was suitable for riding. They wore leather jacket, jeans, and regent or duck-tail hair.
The forerunner of Rockers is Teddy boys, who wore Edwardian clothes in 1950s. In 60s, teddy boy style connected with rock and rockabilly music, and Rockers were born.
Representative rockers' bands were "Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers," "Flying Saucers," "The Riot Rockers," "Freddie 'Fingers' Lee," and "Matchbox" (TEDDYBOY ROCKER.COM).
The Beatles also wore rockers style clothes, but changed themselves because of their manager's direction.
Posted by H.S at 12:14 PM