August 1957, and some sort of street fair in Soho, with a skiffle group playing in the street – you can tell it’s skiffle because someone is playing a tea chest.

Even if you wanted one and could afford one, you weren’t allowed to use a proper bass – it had to be the piece of string attached to a tea chest. It’s in the rules of the International Skiffle Federation – look it up if you don’t believe me.

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