Friday, May 26

Desmond Dekker born 1941, died 2006

Desmond Dekker

With hits such as 007 (Shanty Town), Israelites and It Mek, Dekker put the rhythms of Jamaica on the world map, He also helped to launch a fashion craze in Britain, where young mods and later skinheads adopted elements of the "rudeboy" culture of Kingston's downtown ghettos to which he gave voice.

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