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Goodbye King of the Ska

From missviki:

Desmond Dekker - the man who rose to fame on Jamaica's airwaves with popular songs such as "The Israelites", "Intensified" and 007 - is dead.

The man who was christened Desmond Adolphus Dacres was born in July 16, 1941 died Thursday morning.

With his backing group, The Aces, Desmond Decker had the first international hit with The Israelites".


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May. 26th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
OH NO!!!!!!

ive seen him play a couple times....this is so sad...
May. 26th, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)
You're lucky... I never got to see him, despite a sort of opportunity a couple years ago that I just couldn't put together. I would have loved to see him.
May. 27th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
I never saw him, always wanted to.
May. 26th, 2006 07:36 am (UTC)
First reggae record I ever heard, at age three.
May. 26th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
"007" was one of my favorite reggae tunes. RIP.
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