Laurel Aitken

Laurel Aitken

About Laurel Aitken

Laurel Aitken (April 22, 1927-July 17, 2005) became famous as one of the originators of Jamaican ska music in the late 1950s. Aitken was born as Lorenzo Aitken in Cuba, and is the brother of singer Bobby Aitken. He moved to England in the 1960s, and had a loyal following among Skinheads and other ska fans. He had massive hits in the 1950s through 1970s, while recording for Blue Beat Records, Pama Records and Trojan Records. He recorded one of the earliest ska records, the double A-sided Boogie in My Bones / Little Sheila (1958). Read more on Last.fm

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