Sunday, 17 April 2011

70's Subcultures

Northern Soul

Northern soul was a music related subculture that emerged in the late 1960's but captured a wider audience in the 1970's. The name was coined by journalist Dave Godin who used it to differentiate the customers (mainly form the north) that were looking for a faster tempo soul sound rather than the slower paced soul that was already about.

This iconic image of Olympic athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos became the symbol of the northern soul movement which is why the black fist is the most related symbol of the northern soul movement.
The northern soul subculture began to grow in Manchester, the twisted nerve was a well noted club for northern soul  but in its later years became known as a drug haven and as a result closed in 1971.

Wigan Casino also became a noted Northern soul spot and regularly hosted soul all nighters where people could come to dance and listen to the latest northern soul music.

These are just 3 of the artists that was a part of the northern soul movement. The clothing worn by people associated in the northern soul movement were known for wearing tank tops with a large collection of badges, they were also know for wearing loose bowling shirts and skirts as they need room to breathe in their clothing wen they would dance

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