In 1961, Ebony ran photos of Al Minns and Leon James demonstrating famous dances. Hi-res scans of all three pages at link!

Al Minns and Leon James demonstrate some jazz steps, from August 1961 Ebony magazine article on the history of American social dancing.

Dancers at a northern soul all-nighter at Wigan Casino in the mid 70s

Ben Sherman: 50 years of style culture - in pictures

This photograph of Northern Soul dancers at Wigan Casino in the mid is one of the many fascinating shots in Ben Sherman: 50 Years of British Style Culture, written by Josh Sims and produced to mark the brand’s own 50 years in fashion

Northern Soul

Poor-Man's Speed: Coming of Age in Wigan's Anarchic Northern Soul Scene

Northern Soul Poster

Northern Soul (2014)

Directed by Elaine Constantine. With Antonia Thomas, Steve Coogan, Christian McKay, Elliot James Langridge. Set in an authentic and uplifting tale of two friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music.

Northern soul boys x  So proud.

Northern soul boys: probably early Interesting to see the transitional clothing - still quite a lot of mod wear and mod haircuts here, but the development of the baggies and tank tops, emblematic of the the mid Wigan casino days are clearly on their way!

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fuckyeahvintage-retro: A teen couple kissing on the dance floor, © Getty Images

northern soul style

fuckyeahvintage-retro: A teen couple kissing on the dance floor, © Getty Images

European Northern Soul Weekender

My mate Gary asked me to cover his event, the European Northern Soul Weekender. As a daughter of a Northern Soul DJ, I will always jump at any opportunity to

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A celebration of the styles, sounds and fashions of subcultures from all eras - from the mod, suedehead & skinhead axis to the teds, rockers and cafe racers story through to punk and the NYC gangs that pre-dated hip hop.

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