.....an uplifting anthemic song, with all the stops pulled out.
Whilst a lot of the footage on scooters is from the "Quadrophenia" film, there are two shots of actual genuine London Mods, circa 1963/1964 at 0:47/0:49 and 1:34/1:35.
Both stills are taken outside the Employment Exchange at Peckham, London, SE15, where one of the scooterists is astride the coolest of all scooters, a Vespa GS 160 mark II, also featured in "Quadrophenia" as ridden by Ace Face, played by Sting. The scooter however was a much later model, from the 1970s.
I was born in Peckham, and spent the first nine years of my life there, a working class white neighbourhood, now a multi ethnic, multi racial part of the London Borough of Southwark.