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The Teddy Boys of the Edwardian Drape Society

, 1996

In the mid-to-late fifties the word “Rock-A-Billy” found its way into the vocabulary of America’s youth. Bill Haley and His Comets were the leaders of this short-lived musical movement. By 1962 Rock-A-Billy was all but gone. But in present day London the fashions, attitudes, tattoos and music of the Rock-A-Billy era are alive and well; if you know where to find it. In venues like The Tennessee Rock and Roll Club, Teddy Boy society still perpetuates the mores of Rock-A-Billy culture. Visually arresting in its approach, The Teddy Boys of the Edwardian Drape Society offers a glimpse into this little known world of late night London.