From the late, great, Ranking Roger of The Beat, comes his autobiography from the same name of their album – ‘I Just Can’t Stop It : My Life in the Beat’. This is the story of one of the UK’s biggest 2-Tone bands, The Beat, who at the height of their fame in the early 80’s, had three top-selling UK albums & like The Specials, epitomized the 2-tone multi-racial approach to music & life in urban Britain. The story begins in 1979, when 16 year-old Birmingham school boy Roger – a punk fan – was invited to appear on stage at a local pub with the newly formed ska band, The Beat.

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Roger’s energetic style and Jamaican-influenced vocals, paired with Dave Wakeling’s angelic pop vocals, immediately distinguished the band from the other ska bands making waves, The Specials, Selecter and Madness.

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