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Watch a Video of British Beatniks c. 1960


Here's a video of conservative reporters interviewing beatniks in the British seaside town of Newquay c. 1960.   Back then, the town's leaders were trying to kick out the long-haired, whiskered kids whereas these days, real estate agents  in Williamsburg are trying to sell them $3,000/month apartments. We were also fascinated by the soft, childlike voices the blase girl beats had when answering the reporter's questions -- it was as if talking to a mainstream codger made them so uncomfortable that they wanted to emit only the slightest baby whisper, even when they were expressing strong opinions about the town's bougie inhabitants. Check it out above.  [via Network Awesome]

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