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Desmond Dekker RIP

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Vic Lewis VL
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I must have missed this in the news, there was a tribute in yesterday's paper.....a bit of digging and I found this...,,2-2198787.html


"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

Posted : 30/05/2006 12:59 pm
lotto king
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He was the original in my eyes ...



Not only am I a senior citizen

I'm now a bloody senior member

Are you people trying to tell me I'm old or what ?

over 700 posts ( I really do need to get out more )

Posted : 31/05/2006 8:27 am
Alan Green
Posts: 5342

That's really sad. He was great. Dekker was my introduction to Reggae.

Who remembers the TDK Tape adverts with the Rastaman and the words to "The Israelites" wrongly written on pieces of card? A work of art.

"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
Wedding music and guitar lessons in Essex. Listen at:

Posted : 31/05/2006 8:54 am
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Aye, I remember. I didn't get it at the time, I'd always thought those were the lyrics (I were only ickle). One of the very few reggae songs I liked. - Guitar Chord/Scale Finder/Viewer

Posted : 31/05/2006 10:25 am