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12. The Roaring Twenties and Columbo's

The Roaring Twenties was a nightclub in the 1960s which played R&B and ska reggae.. The first DJ was Count Suckle, who was followed by Duke Vin and Lloyd Coxsone. Later it was called Columbo’s, with Coxsone continuing there with Denzil Exodus, before the club closed in the early 1980s.

For Carnaby Echoes, legendary DJ Lloyd Coxsone, who played at the Roaring Twenties in the 60s and 70s, returned to the basement of what is now a Ben Sherman shop with a sound system and playlist related to the club. He was joined by Denzil Exodus, Mikey Foreigner and others. The film also includes extracts from interviews with Count Suckle, who started the club in 1961, and Island Records artist Tony Washington, who was a frequent visitor.

Previous image: Lloyd Coxsone, photograph by Tom Lock 2013
Right: Portrait of Count Suckle, 1970s

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