Today I found some cool pics via the LIFE archive in Google. Looking for old denim pics I came across a picture of veteran performer Vaughn Monroe enacting the song "Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots." My curious nature made me gather some background information. The song was a hit from the Cheers in 1955. Vaughn covered the record.
This song is supposed to be the first real biker song. Not sure how the pictures were used in the magazine, but they look great. Vaughn wears a classic leather jacket, his straight cut jeans folded up high and he wears a pair of aviator sunglasses. Who knows what kind of motorcycle this is?
Listen to the original record from the Cheers below.