Round about 1980 when Desmond Dekker signed to Stiff to coincide with the rise of Ska and 2 Tone he had a brief resurrection of his career (which had begun in the 60's) culminating in one of the many re-releases of the epic Israelites.
Around this time my pals and I had tickets to see him at the Renfrew Ferry in Glasgow. We turned up, he didn't!
I've just about forgiven him which is evidenced by me buying the Best of in a Charity Shop the other week.
Rather than post Israelites which I'm sure most of you are familiar with,I thought I would post a couple of tracks which were hits for Desmond Dekker and the Aces in the 60's
He died aged 64 in 2006
Desmond Dekker and the Aces -007 (Shanty Town)
Desmond Dekker and the Aces - It Mek