Desmond Dekker — Jamaican Musician born on July 16, 1941, died on May 25, 2006

Desmond Dekker was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter and musician. Together with his backing group the Aces, he had one of the earliest international reggae hits with "Israelites". Other hits include "007", "It Mek" and "You Can Get It If You Really Want"... (wikipedia)

I was born in St. Andrew's and raised in Kingston then I attended the Alpha Boy's school.
One day, I went to buy something for my dad at the shops, and I heard a song by Nat King Cole called 'Stardust Melody.' It was like I went into a trance or something. I forgot all about my dad sending me to the shop. When I got home, I explained to him what happened. I thought I was going to get a whipping, but he understood.
Things will get better if you just hold out long enough.
So, after school, I needed to learn a trade and started to work as a tailor.
Recently, I've been working on anew album of material, which should be out in the new Millennium. I'm not sure which song will be put out as a single, but I'm still hoping to get another record in the charts.