1 x 75’
Genre: Music Concert
2009 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Island Records, arguably the most prestigious record label in the history of British music. To mark this milestone, the label is collaborating with Island founder Chris Blackwell to arrange the Island 50 festival.
Chris Blackwell founded the Island label in Kingston, Jamaica in 1959. Relocating to London in the early 60s, Blackwell built the most diverse and enviable back catalogue of any independent record label in history. From Island’s early Jamaican roots in ska and rock-steady, through the label’s expansion to become the cutting edge of progressive rock in the late 60s, and then on to the signing of such international superstars as Bob Marley and U2, Blackwell brought to Island a unique vision and passion which still informs the label’s approach to this day.
Performances at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire included: U2, Baaba Mal, Fratellis, Steel Pulse, Yusuf Islam / Cat Stevens, Paul Weller, Keane, and Tom Tom Club
Year Produced: 2009
Rights Available: WW TV, VOD, Broadband
Formats Available: High Definition