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Dwight Pinkney

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  • Born: Manchester, Jamaica
  • Years Active: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Reggae superstar Dwight Pinkney, known as "Brother Dee" in many circles, has been making reggae music since he formed the Sharks in 1965. Born in Manchester, Jamaica, he moved to Kingston as a child and lived with his mother until he was a teenager. When he turned 18, he formed the Sharks and began playing as a resident-band at a hotel. The band also started regular visits to the famous Studio One in Kingston, where they would backup massively popular reggae artists on their various singles. After putting in his time with this group, they disbanded and he turned his attention towards bands like Zap-Pow and Roots Radics, popular reggae bands that helped him become a regular player in popular Jamaican music. Writing the instrumental reggae/jazz album Jamaican Memories by the Score, he won several awards for his efforts and followed it up in 2002 with More Memories.