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Quadrophenia – 1964 is back for February 2016 in London

Relive the sights and sounds of 1964 as British movie classic Quadrophenia‘s full on theatrical performance takes place at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on 11 February 2016.

The cinematic presentation is sure to plunge mod fans young and old into the sights and sounds of the swinging sixties, capturing the spirit of an era that fuelled a cultural revolution.

Original cast from the 1979 original film will star in this special performance at Hammersmith Apollo in London, England

Many of the original film’s key stars will be taking part in the event including the star of the film, 1960’s Mod teenager Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels).  Joining Daniels will be other major names from the cast including Phil Davis (Chalky), Mark Wingett (Dave), Toyah Wilcox (Monkey), Trevor Laird (Ferdy), Garry Cooper (Peter) and Daniel Peacock (Danny).

Director Franc Roddam and cast are set to share their memories in a special one off Q&A to start off the night.

Quadrophenia: the day the Mods rocked Brighton

The original film was based on The Who’s double-album  released six years earlier in 1973.  The all-important sounds of the day will be performed live by leading Who tribute act Who’s Who.

An exclusive VIP after party with appearances from all the Q&A special guests, plus memorabilia including original Vespas and their real life Mod owners comes as the grand finale on this event.  Prizes for the best dressed mods!


The Mod era has been a source of fascination and inspirations for generations – its fashion and music continue to resonate today.

Purchase your tickets for this unforgettable night here.

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by Cynthia Gregoire

London’s first snowfall, Noel Gallagher’s newest music, Rick Owen’s catwalk surprise

Every Tuesday I run The Mod Journalist Breakfast show for Smoke Radio.  My team consists of myself and another 1960’s/70’s lover of fashion, music and culture, Tanya Geddes.

Myself, The Mod Journalist and my colleague Tanya Geddes


Highlights from the show include our reactions to London’s first real snowfall of Winter 14/15, a review of 1970’s fashion, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds upcoming tour, newest music and interview competition, Rick Owen’s “Penis Cloaks” on the catwalk, and our latest crazy plan to run the Berlin BMW marathon in September 2015!

Listen to the show playback here.


  1. Rock N Roll Star – Oasis
  2. Let’s Dance – David Bowie
  3. Girls & Boys – Blur
  4. I Wanna Be Adored – Stone Roses
  5. Heart of Glass – Blondie
  6. 1979 – Smashing Pumpkins
  7. Instant Karma – John Lennon
  8. My Girl – The Temptations
  9. Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
  10. Paint it Black – The Rolling Stones
  11. Stayin’ Alive
  12. In the Heat of the Moment – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  13. Ballad of the Mighty I – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  14. Like a Virgin – Madonna

Aired live on Smoke Radio, Feb 3, 2015.

by Cynthia Gregoire


Liam Gallagher Announces Beady Eye Breakup, sings solo at Teenage Cancer Trust Charity Gig

Liam Gallagher has announced the end of his band Beady Eye on Saturday afternoon.

He delivered the message via his  verified personal Twitter account.

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He tweeted: “Beady Eye are no longer. Thanks for all your support. LGx”


This announcement from Liam comes a day later after reports confirmed Liam will be singing  at next month’s Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig in London

by Cynthia Gregoire