Jan 10 2013

Rock around the Clock 1958

Published by at 11:03 am under News

Mary Wise and Jimmy Rogers

“There was a time when you were not allowed to Jive.  It was seriously frowned upon.  (Allegedly, it spoiled the progress of proper dancers). Those good at it would stop at a corner of the dance floor and do their thing, attracting a crowd of admirers and others who dared to Jive, stopping only when they caught sight of the bouncers.  If they caught you, you got thrown out. Pre 1950s and for a period after, if  you asked a lady to dance and she refused, she had to sit that dance out.  If she ignored that rule and got up with someone else right after her refusal, you could report her to a bouncer and she would be asked to leave”.

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