In 1976, while Hank Mizell’s Jungle Rock reached the top of the charts, DJs Geoff Baker and Stuart Colman picked up a petition signed by more than 50,000 Teddy Boys claiming greater diffusion and dedication to the authentic 50’s Rock’n’ Roll in media.
The growing general interest towards it was more than evident in those days and could not be ignored in any way. So on May 15 of that same year, more than 5,000 Teddy Boys & amp; Teddy Girls gather to form a mile-long demonstration and cross all London to reach the headquarters of the BBC itself, demanding that this request be put into practice.
The march was led by Stuart Colman and Sunglasses Ron (The King of the Teds), while hundreds of police officers escorted protesters who proclaimed that Rock’n’Roll was more alive than ever.
As a final culmination, that ended in a massive concert at Picketts Lock, with Hellraisers, Flying Saucers and Crazy Cavan ‘n’ The Rhythm Rockers. The Top Rockabilly Band par excellence …
The campaign was a total success and the big corporation soon gave in to such demand. As a result, Stu Colman began broadcasting a weekly show on BBC Radio 1 that responded to the simple but forceful name of IT’S ROCK’N’ROLL!
To this day, the echo of thousands of Teds still resounds, chanting in unison a message that was loud and clear … One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Rock’n’Roll Is Still Alive !!!