Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ton-Up Boys

Gene Vincent-RIP-Singing 'Be-Bop a Lula' in a black leather suit-with a crew of real Ton-Up Boys riding into the 1964. Awesome.

Explanation: Ton-Up Boys were British bikers in the 1950s and 1960s: they evolved into 'Rockers' who were opposed by the Mods. For better explanation, watch The Who's "Quadrophenia" but ignore the pro-mod bias and be sympathetic to the Rockers. "Doing the Ton" was 100 mph. That's Miles per Hour for those brainwashed by the metric system.

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