Born: Sept 21, 1942
Jones Town| Kingston |Jamaica
Ewart Beckfort aka U-Roy ‘the originator’,the teacher, spearheaded a musical revolution in the seventies, which forever changed the sound and style of reggae music.
It was producer Duke Reid of ‘Treasure Isle’ fame who issued ‘Wake The Town’ the debut single of this deejay pioneer.
It caused a real sensation in Jamaica
and its two immediate follow-ups ‘Rule the nation’ and ‘Wear you to the ball’
proved just as popular.
In the mid-seventies U Roy achieved international recognition and appreciation with a number of albums and with his own soundsystem Stur Gav.
‘Daddy’ U-Roy is the man who is responsible for putting the DJ on the
map in Jamaica and the rest of the world. His importance is immense