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Jamaica honours DENNIS BROWN with national award

Jamaica’s governor general has announced DENNIS EMMANUEL BROWN will posthumously receive a national award later this year.

On the 49th anniversary of Jamaican independence (6 August 1962) BROWN has topped the entertainment field alongside reggae singers MILLIE SMALL and HIGHLAND "DOBBY" DOBSON.

BROWN, who died in 1999, will be awarded the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) for his contribution to the Jamaican music industry.

As one of the major stars of lovers rock, the late reggae singer was dubbed "The Crown Prince of Reggae" by BOB MARLEY.

BROWN’s career started off in the late 1960s from which he went on to international success with hits such as “Money in my Pocket” and “Revolution”.

MILLICENT DOLLY MAY SMALL had a 1964 hit with “My Boy Lollipop” which became one of the top selling ska songs of all time; while DOBSON made a name for himself as a reggae singer and producer working with BARRINGTON LEVY and THE MEDITATIONS.