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There were two bands named The Beat, both active at the same time in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Both bands mutually decided to use different names while operating different parts of the world:

1) The English two-tone ska band The Beat were known as The English Beat in North America and The British Beat in Australia.

2) The American power-pop band became known as Paul Collins' Beat in Europe.

1. The Beat was a…

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  • Greetings from Ukraine)
  • power pop beat
  • Nice!
  • I wrote this about The Beat http://wallernotweller.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/the-beat-i-just-cant-stop-it-go-feet-sire/
  • Beat > Specials + others [2]
  • they r the beat cause of the beat of their music fecking fantastic sound!!!!!!!!!!
  • Beat > Specials + others
  • best and most original of the Two Tone bands imho ;)
  • The English Beat!
  • Ska fans! Just dropping by to tell you about our interview and highlight's of The Beat's set from BT London Live, in Hyde Park - streaming on our site right now. If you weren't lucky enough to be there (or just want to listen again!) then follow the links below. http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/player/The-Beat/9929/Live-music.html http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/player/The-Beat/9915/Interview.html Enjoy! Tim.

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