Zoot suit, white jacket with side vents Five inches long I’m out on the street again And I’m leaping along I’m dressed right for a beach fight But I just can’t explain Why that uncertain feeling is still Here in my brain.
In the United Kingdom, rockers engaged in brawls with mods. BBC News stories from May 1964 stated that mods and rockers were jailed after riots in seaside resort towns in Southern England, such as Margate, Brighton,Bournemouth and Clacton. Mods sometimes sewed fish hooks or razor blades into the backs of their lapels to shred the fingers of assailants; the same thing was done by Teddy Boys in the 1950s. Weapons were often in evidence; coshes, bike chains and flick knives being favoured.