WHISPERS * JACKIE WILSON * CORAL 72487 * UK
The records Jackie Wilson cut in the mid 1960s revitalized an already long and successful career, it was these records that brought him to the attention of the post Mod generation in the London and the South East. The youth in this country were at this time beginning to secede from the traditional dichotomy of: the fashionable - whatever fashion it was - and the unfashionable - into diverse fashion identities. The emerging movements at this time were Hippy and Skinhead, these two movements, augmented by those who were still seen as Mods or Rockers, lead to what became by the end of the century the complete lack of any single, attitude, direction or movement of the young. except as consumers. This rise in the activity of the youth as consumers is in direct relation to the atomisation of them as an age group; where at one time pre-teens were once all considered just children there are now a plethora of fashion identities, [brand] allegiances and attitudes for pre pubescent little girls and a whole new lexicon of terms and corresponding identities in which to categorise them.
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