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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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Wild Angels, The (1966)

"Loser" (Bruce Dern) rides with sulky nihilist Peter Fonda's Nazi-loving degenerate scum who only want to ride their machines "without being hassled by The...

Johnnys, The

Formed in 1982, and described as a cross between Marty Robbins and The Sex Pistols, Australian band The Johnnys dressed as cowboys - complete with...

Metal Mickey

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 1 (UK) This children's comedy series about a household in which the most intelligent resident was a robot...

Spindoe

1 9 6 8 (UK) 6 x 60 minute episodes This gangland drama from Granada followed the fortunes of South London crime boss Alan Spindoe across six...

Matrix, The (1999)

Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves), who goes by the hacker alias 'Neo', is a regular guy working in a cubicle whilst doing some hacking in...

Sex Gang Children

They may have been Goth, but unlike such lugubrious peers as Sisters Of Mercy and All About Eve, at least Leeds' Sex Gang Children - the name...

Casualty

1 9 8 6 - current (UK) Since it was launched in Autumn 1986 as a 15-part series, the hospital drama Casualty has grown into one of the...

Face the Music

1 9 6 7 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 7 0 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 7 1 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes 1 9...