Legacy in the Dust: The Four Aces Story
Legacy in the Dust: The Four Aces Story documents the history of the Hackney club which became a home to the most influential black music of the early 1960s. Founded by Jamaican east Londoner Newton Dunbar, The Four Aces Club held shows by Desmond Dekker, Prince Buster, Jimmy Cliff, Ann Peebles, Percy Sledge, Ben E King and Billy Ocean, then in the 1970s Bob Marley, Chrissie Hynde, The Slits, Sex Pistols and Bob Dylan. The film charts the club’s history right up to its closure as a result of the 2012 Olympic urban regeneration.
The British Film Institute are screening the documentary at the NFT on Southbank on Friday the 28th November. After the film ska/rocksteady maestros Freetown and ‘queen of lovers’ rock’ Janet Kay perform live on stage. Whitter will join DJs Nick Luscombe and Emma Pettit in the Benugo Bar after the show as well
Check out this new documentary about this classic venue. Sounds amazing!
View the Trailer below.