Mods and Rockers were two conflicting British youth subcultures of the mid-1960s to early 1970s.
The rockers subculture was centred on motorcycling. Rockers generally wore protective clothing such as black leather jackets and motorcycle boots. The common rocker hairstyle was a pompadour, while their music genre of choice was 1950s rock and roll, played by artists including Eddie Cochran and Bo Diddley.
The mods subculture was centred on fashion and music, and many mods rode scooters. Mods wore suits and other clean-cut outfits and preferred 1960s music genres such as soul, rhythm and blues, ska, beat music, and British blues-rooted bands like The Who and Small Faces.
Mods and rockers had some fights in the mid-1960s due to their different interest. However, it is debated that the fights were no different from the evening brawls that occurred between youths throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, both at seaside resorts and after football games. The UK media may have played a major role in turning the perception of both subcultures into a negative symbol of felony and abnormality in the society back then.
This July, we celebrate these subcultures at the Mods and Rockers Party that will be held in Johor Bahru! Happening at the Black Box, Medini Johor Bahru, this event will be featuring the legendary Johnny Daigo Yamashita with his band Johny Pandora, this big event will include performances and vendors by local brands. Below are the details set for this event:
Date: 31st July 2018
Venue: Black Box, Medini JB
Tickets: RM 50 (Pre-sale), RM 60 (Door)
Don’t forget to tag and tell all your Mods and Rockers friends around JB and Singapore about this event!