Punky Reggae Party

Tom Robinson presents a series celebrating the fruitful relationship between reggae and punk music in the late 70s.
In early 1977 The Clash played at the opening night of The Roxy Club in London. The regular DJ at the club was Don Letts - at the time there weren't really any punk records to play, so Don would spin reggae tunes. Soon a remarkable relationship flourished between the punk and reggae camps which would lead onto all sorts of things.
With the help of members of The Clash, John Lydon, Mikey Dread, Viv Albertine of The Slits and others, Tom Robinson tells the story.

Episodes

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0120070130

The early days of punk and the influence of the Roxy club and Don Letts' dub reggae DJ sets.

0120070130

The early days of punk and the influence of the Roxy club and Don Letts' dub reggae DJ sets.

0220070131

Reggae's influence on punk music in general and on The Clash and The Slits in particular.

0220070131

Reggae's influence on punk music in general and on The Clash and The Slits in particular.

0320070201

How bands such as The Police and UB40 sold a pop/reggae crossover wordwide and the rise of the Rock Against Racism movement.

0320070201

How bands such as The Police and UB40 sold a pop/reggae crossover wordwide and the rise of the Rock Against Racism movement.

6M0120110920

Tom Robinson celebrates the unlikely alliance between punk and reggae.

With contributions from Don Letts, John Lydon, Paul Simonon and Viv Albertine.

6M0120110920

Tom Robinson celebrates the unlikely alliance between punk and reggae.

With contributions from Don Letts, John Lydon, Paul Simonon and Viv Albertine.

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6M0220110921

Tom Robinson celebrates the unlikely alliance between punk and reggae.

With contributions from Don Letts, John Lydon, Paul Simonon and Viv Albertine.

6M0220110921

Tom Robinson celebrates the unlikely alliance between punk and reggae.

With contributions from Don Letts, John Lydon, Paul Simonon and Viv Albertine.

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6M03 LAST20110922

Tom Robinson concludes his celebration of the unlikely alliance between punk and reggae.

With contributions from Don Letts, John Lydon, Paul Simonon and Viv Albertine.

6M03 LAST20110922

Tom Robinson concludes his celebration of the unlikely alliance between punk and reggae.

With contributions from Don Letts, John Lydon, Paul Simonon and Viv Albertine.