teddy boys


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Noun1.teddy boys - a British youth subculture that first appeared in the 1950s; mainly from unskilled backgrounds, they adopted a pseudo-Edwardian dress code and rock'n'roll music; proletarian and xenophobic, they were involved in race riots in the United Kingdom
youth subculture - a minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members; often characterized by its adoption of a particular music genre
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Hundreds had to be turned away from The Climax pub in The Arcade, as teddy boys and rock'n'roll fans mourned the death of the star.
Teddy boys baiting policemen, bench told YOUNG police officers are being baited by Teddy boys at Aberdare, said a senior police officer at Aberdare Magistrates' Court today, when calling for strong action from the magistrates.
In modern times we could start with Teddy Boys, mods, rockers, beat generation, hip, hep, hippies, punks, new romantics, ravers.
Looking back 60 years to 1956, when Teddy Boys were the latest teenage craze, the Suez Crisis was in the headlines, and bus conductors were worried .
During the film a section of the teddy boys and girls got up to dance.
There were the Teddy Boys and us girls wore those frilly petticoats.
The Slab Boys, John Byrne's semi-autobiographical play about the teddy boys who work in a 1950's Paisley carpet factory, is always a joy.
Love or hate the look, the suits worn by the Teddy boys were the first time the working class had their own fashion.
The birth of Rock and Roll was upon us with Teddy Boys, drain pipe trousers, and the emergence of a young American singer called Elvis Presley.
Inspired by the Edwardian dandy, Teddy Boys were the original teen rebels.
The Geffen welcomes, direct from Hollywood's Magic Castle, Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimaraes, clean-cut lads in black jackets and narrow ties like '50s Teddy Boys, in an hour's worth of marvelous card trickery called "Nothing to Hide.
A FORMER top Midland cop has taken a trip down memory lane and penned a book featuring his memories of Teddy boys and the great smogs of Birmingham 50 and 60 years ago.