Portraits of Rockabilly Gangs of 80's France


The 1950's rockabilly fashion and music trend, marked by white, working class, rural America and the combination of blues, country and rock n' roll, peaked in the 1950's. However, rockabilly may have just gotten one of its ultimate hurrahs in the 1980's when France went crazy over the trend.

© Gil Rigoulet

Photographer Gil Rigoulet and his intimate photographs of French youth in Normandy reigniting the rockabilly was all thanks to these boys: Marco, Raynald, Michel, Eric, Boume, Lionel, Titi, Denis, Alan, Jimmy, Laurent, Bouboule, all whom he trailed for three months as they fix their grease-styled pompadours at the Tuffier salon, as well as perusing vinyl records of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis at the King Bee store.

© Gil Rigoulet

Images are sourced from Flashbak.

2017-06-23 #culture #france #rockabilly #vintage-photography


  1. srcardoso
    srcardoso ·

    Lol, I remember photos of my dad at that time, just like these :-)

  2. florinegarcin
    florinegarcin ·

    Oh yeah !

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