Monday, April 19, 2010

Desmond Dekker - Israelites

Desmond Dekker (Desmond Alphonso Dacres) was born in Jamaica on July 16, 1941. In 1968 he became one of the earliest Jamaicans to have an international hit record. "Israelites" made it to the top of the UK Singles chart and into the U.S. Billboard top 10. He died of a heart attack in England on May 25, 2006.

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