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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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Don Lane Show, The

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 8 3 (Australia) The "Lanky Yank" was born Morton Donald Isaacson, but is known to millions of Australians as...

Phil Ochs

They said he was as good as Bob Dylan, perhaps even better. For a split-second in time, Phil Ochs probably was. When Dylan alienated his hardcore...

Deep Six, The (1958)

When Alan Ladd turned producer/star through his Jaguar company just after his career peaked with Shane (1953), he stuck to formula film-making with old cronies. The...

Swell Maps

Adrian Nicholas Godfrey was born on 19 July 1956. He and his younger brother Kevin began playing in a variety of bedroom bands from...

Alex In Wonderland (1970)

Alex, a  young long-haired Hollywood director wrestles with success while his wife copes with their domestic fallouts. His attempts to make a follow-up to his smash-hit...

Breakout

Designed by future Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs (though Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reportedly did the bulk of the work), Breakout turned the video...

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

When my dad took me to see this film at the cinema in Mexborough (South Yorkshire) my tiny schoolboy mind was much puzzled that...

Password (Password All-Stars)

1 9 6 1 - 1 9 7 5 (USA) 411 x 30 minute episodes Hosted for 14 years by Allen Ludden - in both daytime and...