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date: 20 August 2019

Dacres, Desmond Adolphus [known as Desmond Dekker]locked

(1941–2006)
  • Steve Barker

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Dacres, Desmond Adolphus [known as Desmond Dekker] (1941–2006), singer and songwriter, was born on 16 July 1941 in St Andrew, on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica. Little is known about his childhood except that after his mother's early death his father, desiring a proper education for his son, sent him to live with relatives in the quiet country town of ...

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