Andy Holloway photographed the Teddy Boy culture over 6 years in pubs and clubs around the UK.
My Dad was a Teddy Boy. In the 1970s, as kids, he used to tell us stories and I’d seen bands like Showaddywaddy in their neon drape coats on TV, but otherwise I’d ignored them. As a teenager, I grew up in the alternative music scene of the ‘80s and we didn’t have much time for Rock & Roll. The world had moved on. Fast forward to 2016. Walking towards me, down the main drag was a 60 year old geezer resplendent in a blue drape coat, bootlace tie and creepers. He looked like he could still do some damage. I had to know more.
After 6 years photographing Teds in pubs and working men’s clubs around the UK, I found that the movement was still very much alive.