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Friday, May 26, 2006

Ska legend dead

At the age of 64 Jamaican legend Desmond Dekker died of a heart attack in his England home. Dekker is one of the founders of Ska and therefore reggae. During his career he and his backing band The Aces had severeal hits including "Isralites", "007 (Shanty Town), and "It mek". Dekker was the orginal Ska superstar and redfined Jamaican popular culture and music even before Bob Marley. Marley was heavily influenced by Dekker. The music industry and the whole world will surely miss him.
R.I.P. Desmond Dekker (1941- 2006)

picture courtesy of BBC

2 Comments:

At 8:50 PM, Blogger Eebsta said...

That sucks.

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger sfab14 said...

R.i.p.

 

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