Quadrophenia (1979)

The iconic Pete Townshend and Franc Roddam film
A musical tribute to pre-1960s Mods and Rockers at
University of West London, Weston Hall
St Mary's Road, Ealing W5 5RF
7.00pm on Friday 15th


Presented in partnership with Classic Cinema Club Ealing


Online ticket sales for this event are now closed;
please still come and pay cash-on-the-door


Quadrophenia started life as a rock opera and album in 1973. The soundtrack album of the 1979 film was initially released on Polydor Records in 1979 and re-released as a compact disc in 1993 and 2001. The album was dedicated to Peter Meaden, a prominent Mod and first manager of The Who, who had died a year prior to the album's release. The album contains ten of the seventeen tracks from the original rock opera, as not all of the opera’s tracks were used in the film. The soundtrack also includes three tracks by The Who that did not appear on the 1973 album.

Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels) loathes his London postal job and his parents. He seeks solace as a member of his Mods gang, a clique of scooter riding drug taking rock music mates, constantly brawling with Rockers, who are a similar gang. One thing leads to another, a bank holiday clash in Brighton, and his disappointment knows no bounds.....