Library Rock's Backpages

The Shadows: Let's Go To Work

Bob Stanley, MOJO, June 2004

TONY MEEHAN, 15, is kicking his heels in Kilburn one late '50s afternoon when his friend Dave Rees suggests a trip to Soho. He may as well have suggested Paris. Just three miles south, Soho in the '50s was a square mile of shamelessness: madams and gamblers, thugs, beats and dropouts. An endless Bohemian carnival.

Total word count of piece: 4081


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.