Advertisement

Jamaican singer Millie Small dies

Jamaican singer Millie Small has died at the age of 73 after suffering a stroke.

The star was most famous for her hit single My Boy Lollipop, which reached number two in both the US and the UK in 1964.

It remains one of the biggest-selling ska songs of all time, with more than seven million sales.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is among a long list of persons paying tribute to the Ska singer. 
 
In a post on his official Twitter account, Mr. Holness said Small's death is a great loss for the Jamaican music industry and Jamaica.  
 
He added that she will be remembered for her unique contribution to Ska music and her far reaching musical impact on the world.
 
Additionally, Culture and Entertainment Minister Olivia Grange wrote on Twitter that Small contributed tremendously to Jamaican music being recognized worldwide.
 
Meanwhile, Radio Jamaica recently paid tribute to Millie Small on its 2020 calendar, which highlights significant moments in Jamaica's history.
 
The collectors item featured a reenactment of Small's on stage performance of My Boy Lollipop

 



comments powered by Disqus
More Stories
Most Popular
US securities regulator cracks down on...