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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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Queenie’s Castle

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 2 (UK) 18 x 30 minute episodes Written by Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall, this was a popular North...

Michelle Shocked

Michelle Shocked was born Karen Michelle Johnson in Dallas, Texas. She came to prominence in the 1980s as a rootsy, folk-influenced singer/songwriter who collaborated prolifically with...

Tinderbox, The (Das Feuerzeug)

1 9 5 9 (West Germany) Based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Tinderbox tells the story of a poor young soldier who meets...

Why Don’t You . . . ?

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 9 4 (UK) The full title of this Saturday morning summer show for kids was actually Why Don't You Just...

Rhinestone (1984)

Contrary to popular belief, Sylvester Stallone does have the knack for comedy, albeit in a light form. However, he frequently lacks the ability to...

Tucker’s Witch

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 3 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes Catherine Hicks and Tim Matheson played Amanda and Rick Tucker, a husband...

Martha & The Muffins

Martha and The Muffins were a playful Canadian new wave band who had their roots in a mid-70s outfit called Oh Those Pants - a 10-piece...

Roger Ramjet

1 9 6 5 (USA) 156 x 5 minute episodes Produced by Ken Snyder, this superhero spoof starred the title character (voiced by Gary Owens of Laugh-In fame) as...