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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...

Steel Pulse

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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So Haunt Me

1 9 9 2 - 1 9 9 4 (UK) 19 x 30 minute episodes Peter Rokeby (George Costigan) loses his job as an advertising copywriter and...

80 ways to tell you are stuck in the 80s

01 : You're still bitter that Wham! broke up 02 : Punky Brewster is your hero 03 : You're building your own Clockwork Smurf 04 : A-Ha's...

Touched by an Angel

1 9 9 4 - 2 0 0 3 (USA) 211 x 50 minute episodes Apprentice angel Monica (Roma Downey) was sent to Earth to help solve...

Birkenstocks

The Birkenstock family of Germany created their first shoe business in 1774, and by 1897, the contoured insole would change the name of footwear...

Jake Thackray

John Philip Thackray was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, in 1938 - the son of Ernest Thackray, a policeman, and Ivy May Thackray. He was educated...

Wild Palms

1 9 9 3 (USA) 1 x 90 minute episode 4 x 50 minute episodes This sci-fi mini-series from Hollywood helmsman Oliver Stone (his first foray onto the...

Dotty Mack Show, The

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 5 6 (USA) Singer Dotty Mack hosted this weekly show - originally called Girl Alone - from Cincinnati where a cast...

Echobelly

Elfin-faced and built like a sparrow (although she used to be a kickboxer) Sonya Aurora Madan had a divine voice and sang in an...