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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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Chic

Chic formed in New York in 1977, primarily as a working unit for guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards who had started out...

Mary Janes

Once upon a time, a little sailor-hat-wearing boy called Buster Brown had a sister, and her name was Mary Jane. The two siblings were popular...

Racket Squad

1 9 5 1 - 1 9 5 3 (USA) 98 x 25 minute episodes This American crime drama series starred Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock,...

Shine a Light

1 9 7 0 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived Yorkshire Television production starred Timothy Bateson as Senior Lighthouseman Wally Trott and Tony Selby as...

Hardwicke House

1 9 8 7 (UK) 1 x 60 minute episode 1 x 30 minute episode This ITV series debuted in a special 60-minute episode with the South African ambassador's son...

Levkas Man

1 9 8 1 (Australia/West Germany) 6 x 60 minute episodes This short Australian, English and German co-production focussed on archaeological research and the smuggling of ancient...

Smokey Robinson (& The Miracles)

William 'Smokey' Robinson was born on 19 February 1940, the son of a municipal truck driver from what he called "the suave part of...

Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997)

There's another island full of genetically created dinosaurs in this exuberantly calculated sequel to Jurassic Park (1993). But while the cloned package does elicit a nagging...