GOLDEN TIMES

CARL BENNETT CAPTURED THE SPIRIT OF THE TIME – Photographer, printer and promoter of an otherwise lost era

By Clayton Goodwin Carl Bennett had an integral role in UK-based Caribbean entertainment in the 1980s and early-1990s. He made his name as photographer at, and printer for, many of the club shows of the Golden Age, especially the beauty contests promoted by Spencer Williams and Trevor Russell on a Friday night at Sports club …

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MILLIE SMALL – SHE PROVED THAT SOME-ONE WHO WAS DIFFERENT COULD SUCCEED

Where is Millie? That was the question I was asked most often – until the singer passed away some three years ago.  It is difficult for those of a younger generation to understand the extent of the Millie-phenomenon. The young singer stood more than the world of music on its head in the summer of …

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ERIC CLARKE – THE LEGEND WHO COULD HAVE BEEN “AS GOOD AS SATCHMO”

An appreciation by Clayton Goodwin – Published previously in the New African, IC Publications, 2009 Eric Clarke has become part of the social landscape of the New Cross district of southeast London in which he has lived for the greater part of the 42 years in which he has been in England. He is no …

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