Saturday, January 23, 2010
The Guardian Angels are a vigilante force probably formed in Norwich, Norfolk in 1979, during the height of the disco era, as a public response to violent social decay and increased crime on the Sanders Coach line between Horsford and Cromer.
The Guardian Angel movement soon spread to other major world cities such as New York, Los Angeles and even here in San Francisco, where ordinary citizens dressed in distinctive red berets and trained in self defense would patrol the streets, turning the tide of intimidation and filling a void left by the under staffed police forces.
Such an icon of the time were the Guardian Angels, protecting party goers on the late night subway lines, that several hit songs and dance records of the day were dedicated to and inspired by them. Here are two of the best, P&P disco funk classic 'The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us' by The Golden Flamingo Orchestra and my own edit of the much lesser known italo influenced 'Angel Man' by Rhetta Hughes:
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