Rap DJ pioneer, Grandmaster Flash, was a member of groundbreaking hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Born in Barbados in 1958, Joseph Saddler, aka Grandmaster Flash, was raised in the Bronx, New York. He started DJing as a teen and earned the nickname "Flash" for his quick hands.
Awarded an honoury doctorate in music for good reason,Billy Ocean is a titan of the R&B boom of the 70s and 80s. For a time he was the most popular R&B artist in the UK with a string of hits both at home and abroad and is still a touring sensation to this day as he approaches his own 70s.