By the late 1960s reggae was already getting radio play in the UK on John Peel's radio show.
It is thought that the word "Reggae" was first used by the Ska group Toots and the Maytals, who coined the phrase in the title of their hit Do the Reggay in 1968.
Other stories claim that the term came from the word "streggae", a slang jamaican term for a prostitute, or that it originated from the term Regga which was a bantu speaking tribe from lake tanganyika.
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