• Short Summary

    A story about pop group The Snobs who dress in Regency costume and appear at formal functions.

  • Description

    Medenham Abbey, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

    A story about pop group The Snobs. Toast master Ivor Spencer announces the group as they are carried in to the room in Sedan Chairs. Various shots of people in evening gowns and dinner jackets applauding. The group are dressed in Regency costume and wigs, various shots as they perform a song and the audience watch. Shots of guests twisting to another of their songs.

    Note: Good shots of people doing The Twist. JDG mentions that the "Hellfire Club" started here. The band members are: John Boulden, Eddie Gilbert, Colin Sandland and Peter Yerrel. According to various sources the band were very big in Finland! They never made the chart in England - JH.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    273.04
    Media URN:
    3478
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:57:00 / 01:22:52:00
    Canister:
    CP 484

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The first song the band plays here is "Buckle Shoe Stomp", released in 1964. Attached is a photo of the record sleeve........

    http://librarylu.wordpress.com
    /2009/08/18/are-oxfordians-snob
    s/the-snobs/

  2. jamied says

    I've just discovered that The Snobs were managed by the man seen at the start of this clip, future royal toastmaster Ivor Spencer.

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