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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Exhibition - Stamford Hill mods

Photo by Stephen Hughes
Exhibition - Stamford Hill mods: the genesis of Marc Bolan
Hackney Museum, 7 November 2012 - January 2013

50 years ago the photographer Don McCullin took pictures of the 15 year old Mark Feld and his mod friends in Stamford Hill for Town Magazine. In 1965 Mark changed his name to Marc Bolan and went on to be the pop icon of T-Rex fame.

This exhibition looks at early mod culture, fashion and music in Stamford Hill in the 1960s. There are memories from people who grew up there and remembered the clothes they wore, the places they went to, the scooters they rode and their friendship, or not, with the young Mark Feld. Ths display includes a 1962 two tone Vespa scooter personalised by Eddie Grimstead, the scooter dealer to all the mods in East London as well original clothing, magazines and records of the time.

Opening Times:

Tues, Weds, Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm, Thurs 9.30am - 8pm, Sat 10am - 5pm. Closed Sun, Mon And Bank Holidays

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