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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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Dave’s World

1 9 9 3 - 1 9 9 7 (USA) 98 x 30 minute episodes Dave Barry (Harry Anderson) writes the daily newspaper column 'Dave’s World' for...

Wild Wild Winter (1966)

A skiing/snow party movie (a genre closely associated with the Beach Party Movie phenomena - although set in winter rather than summer obviously) with musical performances...

Bob’s Full House

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 9 0 (UK) 111 x 30 minute episodes Bob Monkhouse presented Bingo on the Beeb as four contestants competed against...

Dunkirk (1958)

The most ambitious Ealing film during the MGM period was Dunkirk, directed by Leslie Norman, with a script which fused a factual account by Ewan...

Monster Trucks

The Monster Truck craze was inspired in 1974 by Robert Chandler's Bigfoot - a souped up Ford with four-foot-high tires, named after the hairy...

Raising the Wind (1961)

A line-up of stars from the Carry On fraternity get together for this vintage comedy about a group of music students who try to...

Led Zeppelin

It's been over four decades and the lyrics still don't make much sense - what is a "bustle in your hedgerow" anyway? - but...

Shelley/The Return of Shelley

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) 71 x 30 minute episodes Among the longest-running of all ITV sitcoms, Shelley centred unmistakably on a single actor, Hywel...