Born: Oct 5, 1948
Died: March 6, 1995
Delroy Wilson was one of Jamaica’s
most soulful vocalists and over a 40-year career the singer unleashed a flood of hits and a multitude of masterpieces. He took up recording for Coxsone Dodd while still in his childhood. At the end of the 60s he joined Bunny Lee’s
impressive rosta of artistes. All through the 70s his output was prolific.The song ‘Better must Come’ (with Bunny Lee in 1971) was a massive hit and his 1976 cover of The Wailers’ ‘I’m Still Waiting’ stands the test of time well.
He recorded for an array of producers and even scored in the digital era with some serious slices for King Jammy.
Tragically, Wilson died of cirrhosis of
the liver on March 6, 1995, at the Kingston’s UWI hospital.