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Leather-jacketed 'Rockers' inside the Busy Bee transport cafe

Terry Spencer

Leather-jacketed 'Rockers' inside the Busy Bee transport cafe
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

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A group of leather-jacketed 'Rockers' inside the Busy Bee transport cafe on the A1 Watford By-pass.
Riding heavy motorbikes and wearing thick leather jackets, gangs of 'rockers' congregated at this transport café, the Busy Bee. On the Watford by-pass, it was a popular haunt for the rockers, who could play their rock-n-roll music on the jukebox.
One amusement was to select a record on the jukebox, then race down to the first roundabout and back again before the track ended. An annual reunion is held at the site of the former Busy Bee café in the Watford Hilton Hotel.
Terence Spencer worked for Life Magazine photographing youth culture during the 1960s.

Image Details

1964 AD - 1964 AD
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© Cara Spencer / Museum of London

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