"Going clubbing"... dismisses mental image of baby seals...
Go back to the 50s, when I was 16, and being a 'teenager' didn't really happen, as the marketing concept 'teenager' wasn't yet established here.
I don't recall the pressures that are on adolescents today - fashion? We wore much the same as our parents wore. 'Cool' was a term descriptive of a more cerebral style of jazz. We rode the bus or the Underground to get to our entertainments - cinema, theatre, speedway, jazz club. The occasional joint went round, but it was all kept very secret, and I never saw any kind of barbiturates.
I was 16, my girlfriend was 15 (she's a great grandmother now, and we are still a little bit in love!) and however grey people like to say the 50s were, we had some decidedly pink moments...
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