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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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My Name’s McGooley, What’s Yours?

1 9 6 6 - 1 9 7 0 (Australia) 88 x 30 minute episodes In the Sydney suburb of Balmain - a harbourside suburb of the city's...

Magic Ball, The

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 2 (UK) 26 x 15 minute episodes Written and narrated by Eric Thompson (the driving force and voices behind...

Venom

In the early 1980s, this darkly humorous Newcastle thrash trio belonged nowhere. They combined deadly themes and stories of the netherworld that had nothing...

Happy Go Lucky

1 9 6 5 (UK) This 30-minute weekly Tyne Tees production starred Jack Haig as Wacky Jacky (pictured at right). Haig had previously played the role on...

Fawlty Towers

1 9 7 5 (UK) 1 9 7 9 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes America may lay claim to inventing the sitcom, but it was the British who...

Asia

John Wetton Vocals, bass Steve Howe Guitar, vocals Geoff Downes Keyboards, vocals Carl Palmer  Drums Greg Lake  Vocals, bass Armand 'Mandy' Meyer  Guitar 

Wrong Box, The (1966)

Bryan Forbes' large-screen colour venture into the realms of black comedy is a story set in the Victorian era about two rival brothers (Ralph...

Underoos

Underoos were the brainchild of Fruit of the Loom, and starting in 1978, these sets of fantasy underwear made it possible not only to...