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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1973–present)

Derrick ‘Ducky’ Simpson co-founded this mighty Jamaican reggae outfit in the early 1970s. The line-up settled with Michael Rose on lead vocals, Puma Jones and Simpson harmonizing, and the legendary Sly and Robbie acting as rhythm section. A deal with Island paved the way for the group’s international reputation. The Grammy-grabbing Anthem (1984) established them in America, and though they never quite attained superstar status, their atmospheric, melodic sound combined accessibility with authenticity.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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