Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker Biography

Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter, leader of Desmond Dekker & The Aces.

Born : July 16, 1941 in Kingston, Jamaica.

Died : May 25, 2006 in Thornton Heath, Surrey, England.

Often cited as the first superstar of reggae. He made his recording debut in 1963 (with a single titled "Honour Your Mother And Father") and made his international breakthrough with "007 (Shanty Town)" in 1967.

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