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RIP PHIL MAY - The Sunday Times July 1964

The Sunday Times 12th July 1964  'The long-hair musicians P.14' Quite a timely despatch this one, the publication date two days before Bastille day in France 14th July- the celebration of a load of foppish long haired toffs had their bonces lopped off.  The worlds current need to visit the hair salon is quite literally on everyones mind. Alas this is not the link- regrettably its the sad passing of another member of the sussed hall of fame namely; Phil May the bloody brilliant lead singer of the band The Pretty Things.  Phil Mays voice was one of the most authentic Rhythm & Blues beat band instruments of the decade.  He truly did justice to the Bo Diddley band name...

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I-D November 1989 'MODERN MYTHS'

I-D Short and sweet insight into the jazz and modernist London scene in the deep mid winter of 1989. Nice mod-revival v acid jazz mod fashion listing some stalwart styles still being worn today.  The Mod revival scene had kicked off in 1978 a decade and a bit earlier, thanks in part to Quadrophenia and The Jam, and so no surprise that the scene and overall interest had dwindled especially in the capital, I guess it'd be the same for any counter culture. Just to put things in context here; the cover of this I-D November 1989 has a sub-header 'The New Age'.  The dawning of a new decade (1990's) saw the rave crowd wearing Rifat Ozbek inspired floaty white...

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