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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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Sinclair C5

"Imagine a vehicle that can drive you five miles for a penny. A vehicle that needs no petrol - just a battery. And that...

Westworld

Westworld (named after the 1973 film in which androids go on a rampage at a futuristic theme park) was founded by former Generation X guitarist Bob...

Black Uhuru

Released soon after Bob Marley's death, Red seemed a tailor-made pitch for Black Uhuru as reggae's next global superstars. Here was roots consciousness with an eye on...

Mr Trimble

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 7 (UK) This Yorkshire Television children's programme was a mixture of live actors and puppets, with live action...

Rowans, The/The Rowan Brothers

Chris and Lorin Rowan originally performed as a duo called The Rowan Brothers. The young brothers had been playing since their teen days in the...

Galloping Gourmet, The

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 1 (Canada) English chef Graham Kerr became one of television's most popular cooking instructors of the late 60's....

Eamonn Andrews Show, The

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 9 (UK) A 45-minute late night chat and music programme from ABC hosted by the genial Irishman (and This...

Oz – A Rock ‘n’ Roll Road Movie (1976)

An Australian attempt to rework The Wizard of Oz for a mid-1970s youth audience. Dorothy (Joy Dunstan) is a sixteen-year-old groupie riding with a local rock...