Alton Ellis – Mad Mad

21st September 1967 · 1960s, 1967, Music, Reggae

This is one of the signature songs of the Rocksteady era – the brief bridging period in the mid-Sixties between the bouncy urgency of Ska and the laid-back drum’n’bass grooves and conscious lyrics of Reggae. (more…)

Jack Sparrow – Ice Water

29th September 1965 · 1960s, 1965, Music, Reggae

Jack Sparrow (aka Leonard Dillon of The Ethiopians) puts the rude into rude boy with this ska classic from 1965 with innuendo-laden lyrics. (more…)

The Sorrows – Take A Heart

15th September 1965 · 1960s, Music

The Sorrows had this solitary hit single in 1963 and disappeared from view. Apart from singer Don Fardon, who had a solitary hit of his own with Indian Reservation in 1970. (more…)

The Moody Blues – Go Now

1st January 1965 · 1960s, 1965, Music

The Moody Blues made arguably the first ever pop promo for Go Now in 1964, borrowed by Queen when they made their Bohemian Rhapsody video a decade later.