And a very happy birthday to Dirty Harry himself, Clint Eastwood as he turns 83 today. Starting out in television he got his major break as he took a chance starring in then-internationally unknown director Sergio Leone‘s 1964 western A Fistful of Dollars and the rest is show business history.
Oddly enough the spaghetti westerns had a huge impact on small island Jamaica, as the 60’s pretty much were flooded by 7″ titles honoring everyone from Clint to iconic bad man Lee Van Cleef – including the movie titles themselves! Compiled recently on the The Big Gun Down – Reggae Inspired By Spaghetti Westerns CD, but one of the earliest was The Upsetters‘ Clint Eastwood, correctly calling him “boss”. Check it out: