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    Sonny Roberts, Jamaican producer who opened Britain’s first Black-owned recording studio, to be honoured with blue plaque

    Sonny Roberts, the late Jamaican producer who opened the UK’s first Black-owned recording studio will be honoured with a blue plaque in London.  

    The sign, which marks places of historical significance in British heritage, will be unveiled at Planetone Record’s Kilburn home of 108 Cambridge Road on Wednesday, 26th July. The ceremony will be followed by a reception at Notting Hill performing arts venue and historic site The Tabernacle with music by Little Big Sound System.

    Roberts opened Planetone recording studio in 1961, three years after first moving to London from Jamaica. In order to fund what would be Britain’s first Black-owned recording studio, Roberts launched Lavender Sound System and made a name playing parties…

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