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In A Mellotone: Hoods and Rocks

Michael Lydon, Yale Daily News, 10 December 1964

THERE IS A phrase current in Long Island high schools, that fertile spawn of teen age norms, which describes someone as a "'54", meaning a hood who is ten years out of style. Confident in the invincibility of their own youth and peacock proud of their own tight panted, cuffless, and glossy style, these teenagers scorn the teenager of our own youth, the rock.

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