From Hung On You to Let It Rock to Seditionaries

Vivienne Westwood’s appearance on Brit chat-show king Jonathan Ross’s programme last Friday gave the punk-savvy host a chance to air this clip from the BBC vaults from summer 1977: a visit by 70s light entertainment pecularity Derek Nimmo to Seditionaries.
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THE LOOK remembers it well; check out Sid’s basketball player tee and Johnny and Viv‘s contrasting bondage suits. Meanwhile, what’s Jonesy on?Compare and contrast with this visit to 430 King’s Road by the BBC for evening magazine show Nationwide from five years earlier, timed to coincide with the 72 Rock & Roll show at Wembley Stadium.
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The influence of the tiny floorspace in World’s End resonates far and wide. Only yesterday in Los Angeles, THE LOOK spotted this sign on a hippie vintage store in Silverlake:

The original Hung On You occupied 430 under the direction of the legendary Michael Rainey from 1966-68, and, as the photo of Rainey and his wife Jane Ormsby-Gore below shows, our friend at 4011 Sunset Blvd has directly ripped off the signage, without so much as a by your leave.
Still, he has some quite nice gear.

Tim said,

February 15, 2008 @ 8:50 pm

Thats first clip is absolutely stunning! Its so rare to actually see moving footage of the inside of that shop…it only makes me want to see more. Argh!

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Layla said,

January 4, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

how i wish i had lived in that marvelous times!!!! jane ormsby-gore also worked for vogue, she was wonderful!!! peace!

Anonymous said,

February 21, 2011 @ 11:50 am

I was a mod in 66 and read about Hung On You in London Life magazine.

On my half day off from my shop job I went to check it out.

I remember going down a spiral stair case .

The clothes were probably too expensive for me but were very distinctive.

I remember 66 as a turning point . The year of the death of mod .

rockpopfashion said,

February 21, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

Hello

Thanks for your comment.

The spiral staircase means that it would have been the Chelsea Green store…

Mimi said,

April 30, 2011 @ 9:56 am

Jane also worked there as a salesgirl right? Oh goodness, I wanted to have meet them :) forgive my horrible english! peace…

rockpopfashion said,

May 4, 2011 @ 11:09 am

Hi Mimi
Jane O-G was at the shop as I understand it. They are both still around.

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