MOD SCENE WEEKLY issue 57

By Mod Scene Weekly | Online magazine for the society of cool

B.B. King: 1925-2015 — Mojo

Top Ten Mod Icons

<b>1. Steve Marriott</b><br>The sharp-dressing singer of the Small Faces was a Mod from head to toe and his immaculately back-combed hairstyle has served as an …

From 2 Tone to grime, our youth cults showcase a vibrant history of Britain

The co-writer of a TV show says ‘ordinary kids from Berkshire and Birmingham’ have created a version of the modern UK way beyond ‘Blair and Diana’<p>There are two histories of modern Britain, running concurrently and only occasionally touching. The first is the one of parliaments, politicians, royal …

BB King on Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual 1968 Part 1

Features | Baker's Dozen | At His Modjesty's Request: Paul Weller's Favourite Albums

Paul Weller is releasing a new album, Saturns Pattern, so we sent tQ film editor Mat Colegate off to meet his mod hero and bask in the glory of his …

Guitar Playing

Weddings, Landscape

Buckingham Palace Scooter Run 2015 by Junak Vintage Scooters @Hoozar.co.uk

BBC Arts - BBC Arts - Lambert & Stamp: The men who made The Who

Lambert & Stamp: The men who made The Who<p>Stamp, Townshend & Lambert<p>Somewhere in the ghostly margins of Lambert and Stamp, there is a brilliant film about a 1960s rock’n’roll band. The film is stylish and jagged, taking its manners from Jean Luc Godard and la nouvelle vague, but it captures the …

Paul Orwell - 27th May sees his 'You're Nothing Special' video get an exclusive Fred Perry Subculture showing plus Heavy Soul Records begin taking pre-orders for his limited edition debut album, 'Blowing Your Mind Away'.

Paul Weller: Saturns Pattern review – less eclectic, more contemplative

Since turning his back on trad rock in 2008 with the psychedelic folk of <i>22 Dreams</i>, Paul Weller has grown increasingly eclectic, each new album adding a fresh sound to his palette. <i>Saturns Pattern</i>, his 12th set as a solo artist, is his least sprawling record in some time, its nine tracks encompassing …

The Soundtrack, by Various Artists

"For The Love Of Mod Tokyo - The Soundtrack" is brought to you by Independents Emma-Rosa Dias at Afro-Mic Productions and Dan Cohen at Boatman …

Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Brit-Pop Songs

10<p>Blur, “Coffee & TV”<p>Blur released their sixth album, <i>13</i>, into a rapidly changing musical landscape. Acts as wildly different as Britney Spears, …

[Lambretta Thailand] Singapore Mods May Day 2015 Scooter Run

This Boy Still Shouts: DiS Meets Paul Weller

<b>Paul Weller</b> is having a quick, five-minute break, and while he declines the opportunity to have a cigarette, he jumps at the chance of tea. “Oooh, …

Doncaster Hunters Scooter Club celebrate 45 years

The Doncaster Hunters Scooter Club celebrated 45 years earlier this week.<p>Over 300 scooter riders from across the country travelled to Parklands …

The legendary Berry Gordy discusses Motown The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre

King of Delta blues, who brought the sound from a Mississippi shack to the world stage

BB King: September 16th, 1925 - May 14th, 2015<p>Sat, May 16, 2015, 01:00<p>BB King, who has died aged 89, was known for his world-weary voice and wailing …

Blues Music

Mary Wells gives Motown Records its first #1 hit with “My Guy” - May 16, 1964

In 1959, Berry Gordy started his first record label, Tamla Records, running it out of a house he purchased at 2648 West Grand Blvd. in Detroit, …

Music

The Flirtations (60s Soul Girl Groups) + Diane Shaw

<b>The Flirtations</b><p><b>Diane Shaw</b><p>DJ <b>JM</b><p>Earnestine & Shirley Pearce, Viola Billups... Are the original Flirtations hailing from the United States of America! …

No More Being Late for '60s Soul Giant Howard Tate

For as much as the '60s are rightly celebrated for soul music's ascension to the levels of pop sophistication, it took a while for the labels …

Seattle

Russ hosts globe’s biggest Northern Soul event

IT may be almost 35 years since the Wigan Casino doors slammed shut for the final time, but co-founder Russ Winstanley is proving that its legacy …

Soul Music

Music legend B.B. King dies at 89

LAS VEGAS—B.B. King, the singer and guitarist who put the blues in a three-piece suit and took the musical genre from the barrooms and back porches …

Los Angeles

From the Specials to the Skabilly Rebels, Roddy Radiation is still a "mocker"

Imagine a big name like Elvis Costello offering to produce your first album. That's what happened when word got out about the Specials, the legendary …

Charleston