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Rock, roll and Teddy Boys

The relationship of music with their scene

Rock and Roll

Teddy Boy subculture was heavily influenced by the styles of the Edwardian period, which the tailors of Savile Row had tried to re-introduce after World War II. Of course, in partnership with the look went the music. The American influence on the Teddy Boy scene was huge; the rock ‘n’ roll revolution was happening across the airwaves at the time. The big performers of the day such as Fats Domino, Pat Boone, Little Richard & Jerry Lee Lewis, and later Gene Vincent and Elvis Presley dominated Teddy Boy dance-floors across Britain.

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