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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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Captain Pugwash

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 6 6 (UK) 1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) 58 x 10 minute episodes (black &...

Curtis Mayfield

Born in Chicago in June 1942, Curtis joined a vocal harmony group called The Roosters in 1956 with his friend Jerry Butler. The other...

Hector

"Are they the ultimate in Bovver Rock?" wondered Music Week in September 1973. Portsmouth four-piece Hector painted freckles on their faces, wore striped Dennis The Menace...

Baby Love (1968)

A dripping tap grows into a raging gush over the opening credits. The bath is about to overflow but Diana Dors is busy applying...

Lair Of The White Worm, The (1988)

Nude nuns, lesbian catfights and snake-cult rituals; what else could this be but a Ken Russell fantasy sextravaganza? In the Peak District, a reptile skull...

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)

This biting social/sexual satire was from the same team responsible for My Beautiful Laundrette (1986). Sammy (Ayub Khan-Din) and Rosie (Frances Barber) are a hip...

Pot Of Gold/Pot Luck

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) 1 9 8 7 (Australia) This Australian show was the Grundy organisation's first attempt at a...

Breaker Morant (1980)

"Shoot straight, you bastards. Don't make a mess of it!" Directed by Bruce Beresford, Breaker Morant tells the true story of the court-martial of three officers...