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4.4 out of 5 stars
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4.4 out of 5 stars


on 29 September 2003
Since its publication in 1979, the reputation for this book has grown. So much so that its re-issue last year was welcomed, especially by all those people who had to search second hand bookshops for a copy.
Well was it worthy of such high regard. Yes, the photgraphy in the book captures the Teddy boys in all their glory. The feeling of something exciting is happening in virtually every shot. There are of course many shots where the Teddy boys and girls are posing for the camera in their Edwardian gear. But as they are such distinctive clothes, the images are very striking. In particular the cover photo of the two "Teds" symoblises the whole look of the book. The photgrapher has captured that distinctive look, and frozen it the moment in time. The majority of the pictures are taken in the 1970's when the Teddy boy revival was at its peak, but its the real Teds that have survived from the fifties that give the book its heart. Although it us heartening to see so many younger people embracing the Teddy boy look. Their Brylcreemed hairstyles and drape suits the only that connect them with the past.
Great text too!!
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on 9 March 2011
I can remember the original Teds although they were a dying breed even when I was younger. I guess a lot of these were taken in the 70's or 80's and I do recognize some of the characters here and there are some great pictures - an insight into a bygone scene.
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on 18 July 2009
This book covers the Rock n Roll revival of the late 70's mainly and is a photographic record of the people of that time, it has a lot of great photos and good text and really shows a group of people living out their desire to recapture the late 1950's.
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on 18 May 2013
Excellent book, packed with wonderful photos, lots of information and great stories regarding the Teddy Boy scene. Easily the best book out there about the Teds.
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on 3 January 2014
Very good book ,would recommend it to other teds ,brings back fond memories of days gone by ,and days to look forward too , for the next generation .
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on 23 December 2009
This book helped me write my screenplay, I recommend it for anyone curios about the teds!
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on 18 November 2016
not as good as I expected.
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