Speaker: Plimmer, Michael, 1942 - 0, Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Brief family background in Spinney Hill area of Leicester. Mentions adult attitudes to children, trainspotting, local cinema. Describes attitude to school, work, first day at Portland Shoes, having money. Describes dressing as 'Teddy Boy', dancing at the Palais, attitudes to 'Teddy Boys', places where listened to music, having little pride in Leicester in 1950s, where to go on a date, smoking, buying records, musical icons, American shows. Mention of attitudes to sex, knowing nothing about drugs, missing National Service, politics, the (Atomic) Bomb, buying a house & car. Reflects on how teenagers differed from parents, influence of USA. Mention of coffee bars, particularly The Venture, Alex Barrow & The Blue Beat, ska music.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: King Richard III
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s
Recording Date: 3/2/2003
Playing time: 1 hr 35 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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