Don Letts

Don Letts is as old as rock 'n' roll (b. 1956) and has lived a life infused with music, style and attitude. As DJ at London's premier punk venue The Roxy (Jan-March 1977) Don introduced punks to reggae, and Bob Marley to the punky-reggae party. He made his first film while working at The Roxy (The Punk Rock Movie) using a hand-held Super-8 camera. Twenty years later Don directed the most successful Jamaican movie of all time, Dancehall Queen. In 1979 he directed the video for London Calling by The Clash, after which he became renowned as one of the world's most prolific and successful music video directors, going on to make more than 300 promos for artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, P.i.L and Ratt. Don co-wrote four hugely successful and influential Big Audio Dynamite albums and toured the world in the 1980s, performing in front of thousands of people. The band played sell-out gigs around the world on a brief reunion tour in 2011.