Born in Brixton, London, in 1956, this director, videographer, musician, and DJ of Jamaican descent became a key collaborator with the Clash and, in 1984, a co-founder of Big Audio Dynamite with Mick Jones. Don Letts' 2000 documentary The Clash: Westway to the World won a Grammy, and -- alongside the curation of many reggae compilations -- he subsequently began a longstanding relationship with BBC 6 Music, broadcasters of his weekly show, Don Letts' Culture Clash Radio. In 1975, Letts began running Acme Attractions, the Chelsea clothing store that became a hub for many on the London punk scene, including the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, and Generation X. The dub reggae that he blasted from its basement was such a popular fixture that Andrew Czezowski -- Acme's accountant -- invited him to be the resident DJ at The Roxy, a Covent ...
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