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The Selecter - 65% match to The Untouchables

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

Bad Manners - 56% match to The Untouchables

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A formidable chart presence when the UK 2-Tone ska revival was at its peak, this north London-based outfit originally came together in 1976 as Stoop Solo And The Sheet Starchers. The unit came to be known as Buster Bloodvessel And His Bad Manners, and then simply Bad Manners, and comprised Buster Bloodvessel (Douglas Trendle, 6 September 1958; lead vocals), Gus ‘Hot Lip Read more

Laurel Aitken - 55% match to The Untouchables

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

Prince Buster - 55% match to The Untouchables

Genres: Reggae
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Derrick Morgan - 53% match to The Untouchables

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Beat - 49% match to The Untouchables

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 English Beat - 43% match to The Untouchables

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Maytals - 39% match to The Untouchables

Genres: Reggae
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Toots & The Maytals - 39% match to The Untouchables

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arguably, the Maytals were only ever kept from becoming ‘international’ artists by the runaway success of Bob Marley And The Wailers in the 70s. Rumour has it that Island Records’ Chris Blackwell originally only signed the Wailers because he was unable to obtain the Maytals’ signatures at the time. Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert (1945, May Pen, Jamai Read more

The Specials - 35% match to The Untouchables

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

Tommy McCook - 28% match to The Untouchables

Genres: Reggae
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Desmond Dekker - 27% match to The Untouchables

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

Government Issue - 27% match to The Untouchables

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Pietasters - 26% match to The Untouchables

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
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The Paragons - 24% match to The Untouchables

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B vocal group was formed in 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. With their high false falsetto and exotic warbling, the Paragons represented a rock ‘n’ roll doo-wop sound - sometimes called ‘greasy’ - that was extremely popular on the east coast in the late 50s. The members were Al Brown (bass), Ricky Jackson (first tenor), Donald Travis (baritone), Read more


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