Desmond Dekker dies at 64

Desmond Dekker (1941-2006)

Hard to believe I've been listening to his music for over a quarter of a century. Here's his obituary from the BBC.


Bill said...

It was great to hear "Israelites" coming out of a car radio in 1969. There was nothing else remotely like it on the air. I went right out and bought the album. Still have it.

mwl said...

This one affected me, too, Stephen. When I got to work this morning, I blasted some Desmond Dekker on the camera truck stereo.

I still love the Stiff recordings immensely.


Richard Gibson said...

Great sound, I heard this news last night on R4, they said he lived in South London.

Mike D said...

DD - one of the giants of jamaican music and the king of ska RIP