The King of Ska Dead At 64

Desmond Dekker, the man who brought ska to the masses in 1969 with his international hit song “Israelites,” died of a heart attack this past Thursday at his home in England. The success of “Israelites” opened the door for reggae and Bob Marley. Dekker had maintained a strong British following over the past thirty years and had a full summer European tour planned. He was 64.

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News