Trojan Records was founded in London in 1968 by two young Jamaicans determined to get the music from “back home” heard in the UK. Chris Blackwell and Lee Gopthal initially met through Blackwell renting office space in Kilburn from Gopthal in 1962. Blackwell quickly proved himself a music industry tyro, his Island Records scoring hits with The Spencer Davis Group.
Gopthal, noting the profits being generated, began distributing Jamaican music and setting up record shops to sell it. In 1968 the two men combined forces as Trojan Records and helped unleash a cultural revolution.
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