History

Mod has a rich heritage, a good amount of which you’ll find in this section. Whether it’s from the early 1960s or the mod revival era and into the 1980s, we’ll be looking to feature it. If you have anything relevant or want our story told, do get in touch with us.

London Boys (mods and casuals) by Gavin Henderson

by Modculture 29 October, 2017

Mark, an old Mod from the Shepherds Bush area of West London, gives an insight into the late 70s London scene and the subsequent rise of the Casual movement to Gavin Henderson. Continue Reading

Claudio De Rossi talks Ivy with Jimmy Frost Mellor

by Modculture 26 October, 2017

Ex-Saturday Boy at John Simons’ Ivy Shop, Ivy League menswear consultant and proprietor of Smoking Cat Vintage menswear, Jimmy Frost Mellor is a man to talk Ivy with. Continue Reading

Interview: Doug Hadgraft meets Steve Barrow

by Modculture 27 September, 2017

Doug Hadgraft speaks to Steve Barrow – original 1960s mod, reggae authority and founder of the Blood and Fire label about mod in the 1960s and the Jamaican music scene. Continue Reading

The First Cut Is The Deepest by David Dry

by Modculture 7 September, 2017

David Dry looks back to his youth in 60s London, and on buying his first scooter, a secondhand Vespa GS 150. Things didn’t go quite as expected… Continue Reading

Interview: Kieran McAleer talks Sneakers past and present

by Modculture 14 June, 2016

If you didn’t know, the legendary Sneakers club is back in London next month. We talked to Kieran McAleer about the night’s past and of course, its present. Continue Reading

Watch it: The Rag Trade (1966) on BBC iPlayer

by Modculture 31 May, 2016

Interesting little film on BBC iPlayer right now, The Rag Trade (1966) is pretty much what you expect. Continue Reading

Changing Faces mods issue of the Sunday Times on eBay

by Modculture 24 May, 2016

One of these was up for £230 last year. Not sure if they got that for it, but I do know this one is copy of the Sunday Times Changing Faces issue from 1964 on eBay right now. Continue Reading

Moses, Mods and Mr Fish exhibition in London

by Modculture 31 March, 2016

It opens today and if you are able to get there, the Moses, Mods and Mr Fish exhibition in London looks well worth checking out. Continue Reading

Now on BBC iPlayer: Swinging London documentary Three Swings on a Pendulum (1967)

by Modculture 23 March, 2016

There is a rare chance to catch the Swinging London documentary Three Swings on a Pendulum on BBC iPlayer right now. Continue Reading

Coming soon: The Bag I’m In – Underground Music and Fashion in Britain, 1960 – 1990 by Sam Knee

by Modculture 2 October, 2015

Some of you might have read the previous book by Sam Knee, which was A Scene In Between, which covered the 1960s-inspired indie scene of the 1980s. The Bag I’m In – Underground Music and Fashion in Britain, 1960 – 1990 looks set to be a more far-reaching look at youth cults over a longer period. Continue Reading