May 26, 2006

Desmond Dekker drops dead at 65 Reggae legend Desmond Dekker has died suddenly from a heart attack, his manager has announced. RIP Israelite man
  • He was great. 'Israelites' is one of the greatest songs ever, super catchy, great lyrics, play it to anyone they'll love it. .
  • Israelites -- check it here.
  • . i ate with dekker once, after a gig a friend was involved in promoting. a great performer and genuinely decent bloke.
  • Rest well, Desmond.
  • I saw him play when I was at uni. He was brilliant. A real sad loss.
  • They played him at the wedding I was at last week. Awesome.
  • This blows. I am sad.
  • Aw, dammit. I love Jamaican ska, and Dekker was right up there-- 007 Shantytown was a fine song. He will be missed.
  • Why do all great Reggae singers die young?
  • Sad -- his music gave pleasure to many.