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UK Voice: Dennis Brown to be honoured in London next month
2012-03-28 15:37:12 | (0 Comments)
Reggae legend Dennis Brown is to be honoured with a commemorative blue plaque in London next month.
Reggae legend Dennis Brown - file photo.
The late Jamaican singer, dubbed the ‘crown prince of reggae’ will be recognised by UK organisation Nubian Jak Community Trust, who will unveil the plaque at the house in which the star once lived in Harlesden, north west London.
The unveiling will be performed on April 7 by Brown’s widow Yvonne and his brother Leroy, along with other members of the Brown family. The event is also due to be attended by local councillors and other musicians, as well as members of the public.
Leroy, who lived in the house on Hazeldean Road with his famous sibling from 1993-1999, said of the blue plaque honour: “This is a timeless and international recognition for an artist who has contributed so much to the development and evolution of reggae music, both in Jamaica and worldwide.”
Following the release of his 1969 single No Man Is An Island, Brown scored success with a host of hits including Money In My Pocket and Love Has Found Its Way.
He died in 1999 at the age of 42 and was posthumously awarded the prestigious Order of Distinction in Jamaica, for his contribution to the Jamaican music industry.
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