Laurel Aitken

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Birthday
22, 1927
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Jul 17, 2005 (78)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
22, 1927
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Jul 17, 2005 (78)

About

Late ska pioneer lovingly referred to as "The Godfather of Ska". He recorded over two dozen albums in his career, including 1992's "Rasta Man Power".

Before Fame

He worked for the Jamaican Tourist Board singing songs for people arriving at Kingston Harbour.

Trivia

A plaque was hung in his memory at his former home in Leicester in 2007 following his death from a heart attack in 2005.

Family Life

His brother is guitarist Bobby Aitken. Their parents were of Jamaican and Cuban descent.

Associated With

He and Jamaican sound engineer King Tubby both worked with respected producer Duke Reid.