A CRAFTY CIGARETTE

TALES OF A TEENAGE MOD

A CRAFTY CIGARETTE

TALES OF A TEENAGE MOD

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 10:42

A Brief Biog of The Four Tops

Written by Cameron K

The Four Tops came from Detroit and started as a high school band called The Four Aims (1954). The lineup was lead singer and Jackie Wilson‘s cousin, Levi Stubbs (1936 -2008) , Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson (1936 – 2005), and Lawrence Payton (1938 – 1997) and signed to Chess Records in 1956.

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 14:18

Tootal Scarves – A History Of Elegance and Modernism.

Written by Jason Disley

The British brand most associated with Mod scarves, and Cravats can trace its roots back to 1799 and Robert Gardner, a textile merchant and quite possibly the most stylish man who lived in Manchester at that time. With the arrival of steam power and canals Manchester – or “Cottonopolis” as it was nicknamed in the 19th Century – thrived as the centre of the textile industry. In 1842, Edward Tootal, “a merchant in silks and fancy dress materials” joined the rapidly expanding successful business.

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 13:53

Football's Greatest Managers - Giovanni Trapattoni

Written by Video of The Week

Giovanni Trapattoni sometimes known as "Trap" or "Il Trap", is an Italian football coach and former player, considered the most successful club coach in the history of Serie A. One of the most celebrated managers in football history,

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 09:15

That Touch Of Class - The Pocket Square

Written by Jason Disley

I feel it adds a touch of class and individuality, whilst helping to tie an outfit together. Why do we wear these pocket squares and where does this classic men’s accessory come from?
It was it seems the Greeks. Yes, the same Greeks who have given us so much throughout the ages, such as Democracy, Geometry Philosophy, and a rich history that fascinates us all so very much.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 08:57

FA Cup's 50 Greatest Moments

Written by Video of The Week

Rio Ferdinand and Helen Skelton look back at the most celebrated, most shocking, and most memorable moments from the greatest domestic football cup competition in the world.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 08:09

Motown: -The Temptations -The 1961 - 1978 Years

Written by Cameron K

The Temptations formed in 1961 and were made up of singers from several doo-wop groups. The Cavaliers (1955-57), The Primes (1957 -1960), The Siberians/The El Domingoes (1958 -1959), Otis Williams & The Distants (1959 -1960), and The Elgins (1959 - 1960). The Elgins re-christen themselves, The Temptations before signing with Miracle Records, a subsidiary of Motown Records in 1961.

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