PHOP spoke to Howard Warren who’s been a Teddy Boy since he was 13 years old.
When he was about 11 years old he saw three Teddy Boys walking down the street in York all in suits – one in salmon pink, one in canary yellow and one in dusty blue. “They looked like they owned the road!”
He got his first set of drapes when he was 12 and has been wearing the iconic Teddy Boy style ever since. He, his brother and sister were given a record player by their parents in 1957 and the only thing they played was rock & roll.”The music that went before it was just boring – I still can’t stand crooners now. The rock & roll beat was just brilliant – it was great to listen and dance to.”