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Weʼre raising £7,500 to honour the life, achievements and lay to rest Mr Newton Dunbar, Founder and proprietor of Four Aces club, Dalston + provide community wake

Hackney, London

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Many will know and remember Newton as the original promoter of Live music in Hackney and London - founder and proprietor of the legendary Four Aces, Dalston in the 1960s and 1970s, the club became one of the first venues to promote black music in the United Kingdom. It was credited with playing a significant role in the evolution of Reggae, from Ska, to Rocksteady, to Dub, to Lovers, to Dancehall and so on into the early evolution of Jungle and D'n"B

Many (many!) acts from JA made their U.K debut there, among them Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis, Prince Buster etc, as well as many U.S soul Giants including Jimmy Ruffin, Ann Peebles, Percy Sledge and so forth - not taking into account his support and promotion of the fledgling U.K Sound systems, Count Shelly/Sir Coxsone/Jah Shaka and countless others

Newton always worked hard towards and supported the promotion of creative positivity and in the course of his lifetime achieved SO much but he never really sought or received the kind of recognition that a man of his undoubted cultural significance should? So now with his passing let's see if we can give the gentleman the kind of send-off he deserves and at the same time see if we can't persuade Hackney Council to finally remember and honour exactly the kind of Musical Pioneer who did so much towards making this Borough the "Cultural Hot-spot" it likes to view itself as nowadays

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  • Bill Parry-Davies

    Bill Parry-Davies

    Apr 10, 2024

    Newton was both a music legend & a fighter for social & cultural justice. Winston Whitter's film "Save our Heritage" tells that story


  • Alex p

    Alex p

    Mar 26, 2024


  • M. Williams

    M. Williams

    Mar 24, 2024

    Small morsels can make a big difference. Let's remember our trail blazers with kindness and give what we can. If not we, then who?


  • Winstan Whitter

    Winstan Whitter

    Mar 22, 2024

    Lets help the late great Mr Newton Dunbar the celebration he deserves! He helped and supported many people, during the Four Aces years. Lets all do what we can to support Newtons family. One Love


  • Anonymous


    Mar 22, 2024

    Rest in Power, let's celebrate the life of this local legend


  • David Latto

    David Latto

    Mar 22, 2024


  • Dita


    Mar 21, 2024

    RIP Legend


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Anthony Doll

Anthony Doll

Hackney, London

Musician and friend of Mr Newton Dunbar All funds go directly to Newton's immediate family

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