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Toots & The Maytals

Frederick "Toots" Hibbert was born in the rural Jamaican town of May Pen in Clarendon in 1942, the youngest of seven children. He grew up singing gospel music in a church choir and moved to Kingston...

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 way for Bob Marley's breakthrough album a year later. Billed as "Jamaica's very...

Steel Pulse

The original members of British reggae band Steel Pulse - David Hinds, Ronald "Stepper" McQueen, Basil Gabbidon and Selwyn Brown - all hailed from the Birmingham Ghettoes of Handsworth, England. Their families were immigrants 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 less politically focused than Tosh's later work, but listeners loved his...

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 experience of growing up among the working class in St Ann's...

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 white British sea captain. As part of vocal trio The Wailers -...

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