I knew of Dave’s work many years before I knew of the man who was responsible for what are often revered as iconic music portraits, and seminal reggae compilation albums.
Dave ‘Rebel Music’ Hendley was a pioneer for Jamaican music and culture. Through his camera lens and the records he made via Trojan Records, he was able to help introduce this powerful culture to Britain. Dave was a visual broadcaster with a catalogue of visceral images of many Jamaican reggae artists who hold legendary status. Dennis Brown, Gregory Issacs, Burning Spear, Bim Sherman, Errol Dunkley, Marcia Griffiths, Lee Scratch Perry, this list goes on and on, getting better with each name that is indelible with the sound.