DAN I. d2006. British disco musician originating from Jamaica signed to Island records who had a Top 30 one hit wonder in the UK in 1979 with "Monkey Chop" produced by Trevor Horn. His stage name derived from his interest in numerology (meaning "number one"). In the early 1970s, he was asked by George Clinton to join his band Funkadelic, but declined believing he was too young. During the 1970s he worked with Cat Stevens / Andy Fraser and Joe Jammer and led his own club band, D-Dancer. D-Dancer split up in 1976, after which Dan-I spent a year in Nigeria before embarking on a solo career, signing with Island Records and finally having a major hit with "Monkey Chop" which he described as "music for the new optimism". He moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1980s to record demos. He then moved to South Africa before returning to London. He was murdered in May 2006 aged 49.
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