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Bob Marley (& The Wailers)

Reggae's only true superstar, Robert Nesta Marley, was born in 1945 in rural St Ann, Jamaica, the son of a teenage mother and middle-aged...

Burning Spear

Winston Rodney was born in St Ann's Parish, Jamaica, where civil rights leader Marcus Garvey was born in 1887, some 58 years previously. The...

Harder They Come, The (1973)

Few soundtracks have changed the face of popular music more than the one for The Harder They Come, which single-handedly put reggae on the map, paving the...

Peter Tosh

Having quit The Wailers and Island Records (he would frequently call the label boss Chris Blackwell, "Chris Whiteworst"), Tosh delivered Legalize It in 1976. The album was...

Steel Pulse

The original members of British reggae band Steel Pulse - David Hinds, Ronald "Stepper" McQueen, Basil Gabbidon and Selwyn Brown - all hailed from...

Toots & The Maytals

Toots (born Frederick Hibbert) and the Maytals caused an immediate sensation on the Jamaican Sound System circuit with the ska-gospel hybrid of their first...

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Fantastic Journey, The

1 9 7 7  (USA) 10 x 60 minute episodes A scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean becomes lost in the Bermuda Triangle and washes up...

Do You Trust Your Wife?

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 6 3 (USA) Do You Trust Your Wife? was broadcast on CBS with Edgar Bergen as host from January 1956...

ER

1 9 9 4 - 2 0 0 9 (USA) From the moment it premiered in 1994, ER had 'hit' written all over it. Which had everything...

Monterey Pop Festival (1967)

The most memorable musical event of 1967 was the Monterey International Pop Festival, held in the Californian sunshine over three days between June 16th...

Army of Darkness (1993)

In this sequel to the Evil Dead films - The Evil Dead (1981) and Dead By Dawn (1987) - a discount-store employee ("Name's Ash....

New Coke

Almost spelled the end for the Coke Empire in 1985. They changed the flavour of Coke and the American public were not having it!...

F.T.A. (1971)

The makers of this documentary claimed the title stood for "Free the Army" or even, bearing in mind the project's collaborative nature, "Free Theatre...

Aldrich Family, The

1 9 4 9 - 1 9 5 3 (USA) Before it became a successful sitcom on television, The Aldrich Family had been a long-running and popular radio...