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Dennis Brown

DENNIS BROWN d1999. Influential Jamaican raggae singer whose prolific career began in the late 1960s when he was aged just eleven. He recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the major stars of lovers rock, a subgenre of reggae. Bob Marley cited Brown his favourite singer, dubbing him "The Crown Prince of Reggae". He was responsible for countless reggae classics, but remains best known in the UK for "Money in My Pocket" which reached the Top 10 in 1977. During the early 1980s he signed for A&M Records and lived for a while in London.During the late 1990s, his health began to deteriorate, probably exacerbated by longstanding problems with cocaine drug addiction. He was taken ill in May 1999 after touring in Brazil where he was diagnosed with pneumonia. After returning to Kingston Jamaica on the evening of 30th June 1999, he suffered a cardiac arrest and died the following day aged just 42.

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Dennis Brown

Reference number:

10226
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Description:

A rare original 1984 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoint "One Love Dennis Brown 84"

REVERSE of page is signed by all four group members of British new wave band The Armoury Show (Richard Jobson / John McGeoch d2004 / Russell Webb and John Doyle)

Certification:

Collectors notation Brighton Top Rank Club April 25th 1984. One of an absolutely outstanding mostly in-person autograph collection of over 500 items obtained by JD in Brighton & London during the late 1970's to 1990s. The majority being pop music acts of the period, along with actors and entertainers. The autographs are on records / fanzine magazine photographs and autograph book pages. Many are dedicated along with messages to the collector (Jonathan) and include dates & venues where they were obtained. There is a copy of a letter from him included (if required) that details his almost obsessive collecting exploits and memories of the time. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

12x8cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Good. View Images

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