Sir Collins (Dalston Four Aces etc) - RIP

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Sir Collins (Dalston Four Aces etc) - RIP

Postby John Eden » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:22 am

http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/he ... -1-5453728

Reggae pioneer and co-founder of Dalston’s legendary Four Aces Club Charlie Collins, aka Sir Collins, has died aged 81.

Charlie launched the Dalston Lane venue in 1967 with Newton Dunbar, naming it after the image on the soundsystem he had built and toured the country with.

The club was at the heart of the black music scene that emerged following the arrival of Afro-Caribbean immigrants, and played host to Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley. It was housed in the old Dalston Theatre, the foyer of which Charlie was already running as Rambling Rose and Club C. It was there that he was MC for a 1966 concert by Motown’s hottest new act Stevie Wonder.

The same year the Four Aces opened, Charlie returned to Jamaica to produce rock steady records with childhood friend Bunny Lee.

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Re: Sir Collins (Dalston Four Aces etc) - RIP

Postby SteveT » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:13 pm

Rest in Peace

Some great music came from Sir Collins - I especially like those Sir Collins Downbeat releases (trying to collect them all is a bit of a pain due to the cost).

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