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The Selecter - 100% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When Coventry, England’s Specials needed a b-side for their own debut, ‘Gangsters’, they approached fellow local musician Neol Davies. With the assistance of John Bradbury aka Prince Rimshot (drums), and Barry Jones (trombone), Davies concocted the instrumental track ‘The Selecter’. Released on the Specials’ own 2-Tone label, the single took off wi Read more

The Beat - 55% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 2000s
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Founded in Birmingham, England, in 1978, the original Beat comprised Dave Wakeling (19 February 1956, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals/guitar), Andy Cox (b. 25 January 1956, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; guitar), David Steele (b. 8 September 1960, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; bass) and Everett Morton (b. 5 April 1951, St. Kitts, West Indies; drums). Local suc Read more

The Specials - 55% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This ska-influenced band from Coventry, England, was formed in the summer of 1977 as the Special AKA, with a line-up comprising Jerry Dammers (Gerald Dankin, 22 May 1954, India; keyboards), Terry Hall (b. 19 March 1959, Coventry, England; vocals), Neville Staple(s) (vocals/percussion), Lynval Golding (b. 24 July 1951, Coventry, England; guitar), Roddy Radiation (b. Rodney By Read more

Laurel Aitken - 49% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Oliver Stephens, 22 April 1927, Cuba, d. 17 July 2005, Leicester, England. Of mixed Cuban and Jamaican descent, Laurel, with his five brothers (including the veteran guitarist Bobby Aitken) and sisters, settled in his father’s homeland, Jamaica, in 1938. In the 40s he earned a living singing calypso for the Jamaican Tourist Board, as visitors alighted at Kingston Harbou Read more

Madness - 47% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly regarded UK ska/pop band evolved from the London-based Invaders in the summer of 1979. Mike Barson aka Monsieur Barso (Michael Wilson Barson, 21 May 1958, London, England; keyboards), Chris Foreman aka Chrissy Boy (b. Christopher John Foreman, 8 August 1956, London, England; guitar) and Lee Thompson aka Kix/El Thommo (b. 5 October 1957, London, England; saxophone Read more

Prince Buster - 41% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Reggae
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Skatalites - 36% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
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Derrick Morgan - 33% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The English Beat - 31% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Desmond Dekker - 26% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Reggae World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Desmond Adolphus Dacres, 16 July 1941, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 25 May 2006, London, England. Dacres spent much of his orphaned childhood near Seaforth in St. Thomas before returning to Kingston, where he worked as a welder. His workmates encouraged him to seek a recording audition and, after receiving rejections from leading producers Clement Dodd and Duke Reid, Read more

The Pietasters - 24% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
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The Busters - 23% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Pop / Rock
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UB40 - 21% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Named after the form issued to unemployed people in the UK to receive benefit, UB40 are the most long-lasting proponents of crossover reggae in the UK. The multi-racial band was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978 around the brothers Robin (25 December 1954, Birmingham, England; lead guitar/vocals) and Ali Campbell (b. Alistair Campbell, 15 February 1959, Birmingham, Engl Read more

Fun Boy Three - 20% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When the Specials topped the UK charts in June 1981 with the spellbinding ‘Ghost Town’ few would have guessed that three of their members would depart immediately to form an offshoot group. By October, Terry Hall (19 March 1959, Coventry, England; vocals), Neville Staple(s) (vocals/drums) and Lynval Golding (b. 24 July 1951, Coventry, England; guitar) had launched Read more

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - 20% match to Bad Manners

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, during the mid-80s, by Nate Albert (guitar), Joe Gittleman (bass) and Ben Carr (vocals). They were joined by Dicky Barrett (vocals) and Tim ‘Johnny Vegas’ Burton (saxophone) completing the line-up of the original Bosstones. After a laconic lacuna during the Reagan years the band returned as the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, having enro Read more


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