Sunday 25th March
9am – 5pm
Ace Cafe London’s annual Scooter Sunday, to be held at the cafe 9am to 5pm, Sunday 25th March, this year celebrates not only the 80th anniversary of the cafe originally opening in 1938, and the two-wheeled blue smoke of Lambrettas and Vespas, but also the 50th “Golden” anniversary of the 1968 founding in London NW10 of Trojan Records
Trojan’s rapid growth during its first year was due in no small part to the development of a working class youth movement that embraced, this then new to Britain, Jamaican Reggae music as part and parcel of its culture. The purchasing power of this fast developing young demographic resulted in an explosion in sales in the summer of 1969, a moment known and recognised since by the term “Spirit of ‘69”!
For a day of skanking with the five-piece band The Reggulaters, playing the best in old school Trojan Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady, from artists like Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, Justin Hinds, The Pioneers, Toots & the Maytals and a whole lot more at the Ace from noon, this Scooter Sunday Special is for all those that “Keep the Faith” with “All or Nothing”