Quadrophenia Exhibit in Cotswold
brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com
Tue May 22 06:57:39 CDT 2007
I just stumbled across this in a news story. Anyone
else heard of this?
Due to popular demand the museum will be extending its
Quadrophenia display until the end of May. The
exhibition, around the film, consists of at least 2
original scooters from the film, clothes, original
photos, memorabilia and contributions from the film
Director Franc Roddam.
In the early sixties groups of young people in Britain
began to rebel against the American Rock n Roll music
that was around at the time. These people listened to
modern jazz & soul and called themselves MODS
The mods wore Italian tailored style suits and rode
Lambretta and Vespa scooters. As the movement grew in
1963 and 1964 British bands emerged to champion the
movement, one of these bands was THE WHO.
The mods would ride down to the local seaside resorts
to meet up over the Bank Holiday Weekends, Hastings,
Clacton and Brighton, and occasionally the Rockers
would turn up!
This was immortalized in The Who Film Quadrophenia. A
book and DVD are set to be released after the
exhibition by the organiser Dave Wyburn.
The Guest Car Showroom takes a sideways look at some
of the 20th centurys motoring icons so come and see
the sights and sounds of the roaring 1960s and
Quadraphenia some visitors will be reliving their
youth, whilst younger visitors will marvel in the
multi-coloured, often flamboyant scooters.
The Cotswold Motoring Museum is located in the
beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water.
We can be found off the A40, on the A429 between
Cirencester and Stow in the Cotswolds,
Gloucestershire. Park in a village car park and follow
signs to village centre, the museum is situated behind
the war memorial off Sherbourne Street.
16 miles from Cheltenham, and 10 from Cirencester,
Bourton is very central to may other attractions in
-Brian in Atlanta
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