Born: Feb 11
Died: Feb 6, 2004
Jamaica’s Foundation Dancehall Singer Simple Simon had a special gift of a talented lyricist, as his songs have
enriched every collectors shelf with many, hit singles throughout his career. In 1985 he recorded the albums ‘Bad Man’ produced by Ranking Joe and ‘Reggae move’ a production by Bunny Lee. Although diagnosed with terminal cancer in late 2000, Simple Simon refused to allow his illness to disable his ability to continue to perform and promote classic reggae music. He even refused to have his larynx removed
when he found out he’d never be able
to sing again. After a long battle with cancer of the oesophagus, he died on February 6, 2004.