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The Four Aces Club

The Four Aces Club was a pioneering music and recreational space in Dalston, London, that in the 1960s and '70s was one of the first venues to play black music in Britain, being credited with a significant "role in the evolution of reggae into dance music, from ska, to rocksteady, to dub, to lovers, to dancehall and the evolution of jungle." A host of notable Afro-Caribbean musicians appeared at the Four Aces – often referred to as "the jewel in Dalston's crown" – as well as soul and R&B artists, its clientele over the years including stars such as Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder and Jimmy Cliff. [1]

65 relations: Acid house, Alton Ellis, Ann Peebles, BBC Radio 4, Ben E. King, Big Youth, Billy Ocean, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, C. L. R. James, Chrissie Hynde, Coxsone Dodd, Dalston, Dalston Junction railway station, Dancehall, Debbie Harry, Dennis Bovell, Dennis Brown, Desmond Dekker, Drum and bass, Dub (music), Hackney Empire, Hackney London Borough Council, Hackney Museum, Jah Shaka, Jamaica, Jerry Hall, Jimmy Cliff, Jimmy Ruffin, Joe Strummer, Jorge Luis Borges, Kenny Ken, Lenny Henry, London Borough of Hackney, Lovers rock, Madness (band), Marc Bolan, Mick Jagger, New Cross house fire, New Statesman, Oldschool jungle, Percy Sledge, Premiership of Margaret Thatcher, Prince Buster, Reggae, Rhythm and blues, Rocksteady, Roy Shirley, Sex Pistols, Ska, ..., Soul music, Sound system (Jamaican), Stevie Wonder, The Clash, The Detroit Emeralds, The Ethiopians, The Pioneers (band), The Prodigy, The Ronettes, The Skatalites, The Specials, The Upsetters, The Voice (newspaper), Toots and the Maytals, 2012 Summer Olympics. Expand index (15 more) »

Acid house

Acid house is a subgenre of house music developed around the mid-1980s by DJs from Chicago.

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Alton Ellis

Alton Nehemiah Ellis OD (1 September 1938 – 10 October 2008)"", Press Association, 11 October 2008 was a Jamaican vocalist.

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Ann Peebles

Ann Peebles (born April 27, 1947) is an African-American singer and songwriter who gained celebrity for her Memphis soul albums of the 1970s for Hi Records.

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.

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Ben E. King

Benjamin Earl King (September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015), known as Ben E. King, was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer.

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Big Youth

Manley Augustus Buchanan (born 19 April 1949, Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica),Thompson, Dave (2002) "Reggae & Caribbean Music", Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-655-6 better known as Big Youth (sometimes called Jah Youth), is a Jamaican deejay, mostly known for his work during the 1970s.

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Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is an Trinidadian-born English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer.

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Bob Marley

Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer, song writer, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

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C. L. R. James

Cyril Lionel Robert James (4 January 1901 – 19 May 1989), best known as C. L. R. James, who sometimes wrote under the pen-name J. R. Johnson, was an Afro-Trinidadian historian, journalist, socialist theorist and essayist.

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Chrissie Hynde

Christine Ellen "Chrissie" Hynde (born September 7, 1951) is an American musician who is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Pretenders.

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Coxsone Dodd

Clement Seymour "Sir Coxsone" Dodd CD (Kingston, Jamaica, 26 January 1932 – 5 May 2004) was a Jamaican record producer who was influential in the development of ska and reggae in the 1950s, 1960s and beyond.

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Dalston

Dalston is a district of the London Borough of Hackney in east London, England, northeast of Charing Cross.

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Dalston Junction railway station

Dalston Junction railway station is a commuter station in north-east London in the United Kingdom.

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Dancehall

Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s.

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Debbie Harry

Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry (born July 1, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known as the lead singer of the new wave and punk rock band Blondie.

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Dennis Bovell

Dennis Bovell (born 22 May 1953)Huey, Steve "", Allmusic.

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Dennis Brown

Dennis Emmanuel Brown CD (1 February 1957 – 1 July 1999) was a Jamaican reggae singer.

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Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker (16 July 1941 – 25 May 2006Thompson, Dave (2002) "Reggae & Caribbean Music", Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-655-6, Note: some sources list year of birth as 1942 or 1943) was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter and musician.

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Drum and bass

Drum & Bass (also written as Drum 'n' Bass or Drum and Bass and commonly abbreviated to D&B, DnB or D'n'B) is a genre of electronic music also known as Jungle which emerged in England in the early 1990s.

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Dub (music)

Dub is a genre of electronic music which grew out of reggae music in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre,Dub: soundscapes and shattered songs in Jamaican reggae, p.2 though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae.

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Hackney Empire

The Hackney Empire is a theatre on Mare Street, in the London Borough of Hackney, built in 1901 as a music hall.

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Hackney London Borough Council

Hackney London Borough Council is the local government authority for the London Borough of Hackney in Greater London, UK.

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Hackney Museum

Hackney Museum is a local history museum located in the London Borough of Hackney.

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Jah Shaka

Jah Shaka has been operating a South East London-based, roots reggae Jamaican sound system since the early 1970s.

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Jamaica

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.

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Jerry Hall

— Jerry Faye Hall (born July 2, 1956) is an American former model and actress, also known for her marriage to Mick Jagger.

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Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers; 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican ska & reggae musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and actor.

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Jimmy Ruffin

Jimmy Ruffin (born Jimmie Lee Ruffin,Ribowsky, Mark (2010), Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul of the Temptations, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, p. 89. ISBN 978-0-470-26117-0. May 7, 1936 – November 17, 2014) was an American soul singer, and elder brother of David Ruffin of the Temptations.

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Joe Strummer

John Graham Mellor (21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002), known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash, a punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

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Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges KBE (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986), was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature.

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Kenny Ken

Kenny Ken (born Ken Delsol), is an English jungle and drum and bass DJ.

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Lenny Henry

Sir Lenworth George Henry, CBE (born 29 August 1958) is a British stand-up comedian, actor, writer, television presenter, and comedian, best known for co-founding charity Comic Relief and presenting various television programmes, including The Magicians for BBC One.

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London Borough of Hackney

The London Borough of Hackney is a local authority area in Inner London.

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Lovers rock

Lovers rock is a style of reggae music noted for its romantic sound and content.

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Madness (band)

Madness are an English ska band from Camden Town, London, that formed in 1976.

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Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan (pron.; born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and poet.

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Mick Jagger

Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English singer, songwriter and actor, best known as lead vocalist and a founding member of The Rolling Stones.

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New Cross house fire

The New Cross house fire was a fire that occurred during a party at a house in New Cross, south-east London, in the early hours of Sunday, 18 January 1981.

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New Statesman

The New Statesman is a British political and cultural magazine published in London.

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Oldschool jungle

Oldschool jungle, or simply jungle, is a genre of electronic music that incorporates influences from other genres, including breakbeat hardcore and reggae/dub/dancehall.

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Percy Sledge

Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1941 – April 14, 2015) was an African American R&B, soul, gospel, and traditional pop singer.

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Premiership of Margaret Thatcher

The Premiership of Margaret Thatcher began on 4 May 1979 following the victory of the Conservative Party in the 1979 general election.

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Prince Buster

Cecil Bustamente Campbell OD (born 24 May 1938, Kingston, Jamaica), better known by the stage name Prince Buster, is a Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer.

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Reggae

Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated as R&B or RnB, is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s.

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Rocksteady

Rocksteady is a music genre that originated in Jamaica around 1966.

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Roy Shirley

Ainsworth Roy Rushton Shirley (18 July 1944 – July 2008), better known simply as Roy Shirley, and also known as King Roy Shirley and The High Priest, was a Jamaican singer whose career spanned the ska, rocksteady and reggae eras, and whose "Hold Them" is regarded by some as the first ever rocksteady song.

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Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975.

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Ska

Ska (Jamaican) is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae.

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Soul music

Work Music A prominent origin for 'Soul' music as far as the currently known United States were early Slavery year.

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Sound system (Jamaican)

In the context of Jamaican popular culture, a sound system is a group of disc jockeys, engineers and MCs playing ska, rocksteady or reggae music.

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Stevie Wonder

Stevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950, as Stevland Hardaway Judkins), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

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The Clash

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

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The Detroit Emeralds

The Detroit Emeralds were an American R&B/soul vocal group, best known in the early 1970s.

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The Ethiopians

The Ethiopians is a ska, rocksteady, and reggae vocal group, founded by Leonard Dillon, Neville Duncan, Wally Booker & Harold Bishop in 1963 (b. 9 December 1942, Port Antonio, Jamaica, d. 28 September 2011).

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The Pioneers (band)

The Pioneers are a Jamaican reggae vocal trio, whose main period of success was in the 1960s.

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The Prodigy

The Prodigy is an English electronic dance music group from Braintree, Essex, formed by Liam Howlett in 1990.

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The Ronettes

The Ronettes were an American R&B/Pop girl group from New York City.

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The Skatalites

The Skatalites are a ska band from Jamaica.

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The Specials

The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry.

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The Upsetters

The Upsetters was the name given to the house band for Jamaican reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry.

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The Voice (newspaper)

The Voice, founded in 1982, is the only British national Black weekly newspaper currently operated in the United Kingdom.

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Toots and the Maytals

Toots and the Maytals, originally called The Maytals, are a Jamaican musical group and one of the best known ska and rock steady vocal groups.

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2012 Summer Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Aces_Club

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