Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70’s through the 80’s, 90’s and well into the millennium.
He came to notoriety in the 70’s as the DJ that single-handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae.
Letts presented ‘Culture Clash Radio’ on BBC 6 Music an still D.J’s nationally and internationally. He is also a Grammy award winner for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’.
He has worked with music legends such as the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Gil Scot-Heron and The Jam.
To start off the evening Middlesbrough Town Hall we will play host to the premiere of the newly released and eagerly anticipated film for reggae, ska and soul fans alike, Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records.
Combining archive footage, interviews and drama, Rudeboy is a film about the love affair between Jamaican and British youth culture, told through the prism of one of the most iconic labels in the history of black music, Trojan Records.
DJ’s – Ska’d for Life will appetise the crowd before Don Letts takes to the decks at 10.30pm.