"It's only the Teddy Boy quiff..."

Teddy boys
Creative Commons AttributionTeddy boys - Credit: Paul Townsend

Teddy boys were a common sight in Britain in the late 1950s. They wore distinctive Edwardian-style clothes, bootlace ties, drainpipe trousers and 'beetle-crusher' shoes. They danced to the music of both British and American rock 'n' roll. Heroes included Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochrane, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. 






Here's a montage of 1950s teddy boys  and girls, accompanied by some rockabilly music.