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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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Bulman

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 7 (UK) 20 x 60 minute episodes This sequel to the 1978-1982 series Strangers - which itself was a follow-up to The...

Satanic Rites of Dracula, The (1973)

Following Dracula AD 1972 came Hammer’s modern-dress entry in the Dracula series. The Satanic Rites of Dracula is a science fiction/horror/thriller hybrid lacking in Hammer’s usual Gothic flavour...

Now Get Out Of That

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 4 (UK) 19 x 30 minute episodes This outdoor puzzle-solving romp from BBC1 sent two teams (initially Oxford vs....

Mellow Candle

An Irish folk-rock group who recorded an album entitled Swaddling Songs on Deram - which nobody bought upon release but now commands £600+ 1996 saw the release of...

Ozark Mountain Daredevils

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils were an almost confusing cross between commercial rock of the slickest variety and a genuine down-home rustic mixture of soft-country...

Butterfield 8 (1960)

Elizabeth Taylor won the 1960 Best Actress Oscar for her role as a high-class prostitute in Butterfield 8, although most Hollywood observers felt she was...

Marvel Superheroes, The

1 9 6 6 (USA) The Marvel Superheroes consisted of five different segments, each starring a well-known superhero from a particular Marvel comic - The Sub-Mariner, Captain...

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Winning an Oscar for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's screenplay, Good Will Hunting is about Will Hunting (Damon), a wrong-side-of-the-tracks janitor at top college MIT, who...