We got The Beat

In their native England, they were simply The Beat; in America, they were The English Beat, and in Australia, they were The British Beat.

And come to think of it, they weren’t entirely English:

Note the old man with the enormous saxophone. This was Saxa, born Lionel Augustus Martin in Jamaica. At the time of this episode of Top of the Pops, he was forty-nine years old. He retired as the century wore down, and he died last week at 87.





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