Posthumous Honor For Reggae’s Late Crown Prince

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. Oct. 18, 2011: Reggae’s crown prince was yesterday remembered with the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government.

Dennis Brown was honored some 12 years following his death for his contributions to reggae, which has played a huge role in Jamaica’s culture and economy at the National Honors and Awards ceremony in Kingston, Jamaica.

Also honored were living singers Millie Small and Ralph “Dobby” Dobson.

Brown died at the age of 42 of respiratory ailments. He released more than 50 albums and a long string of hits, beginning with “No Man is an Island,” which he recorded in 1969 at the age of 12. His hits include ‘Here I Come,’ and ‘Revolution.’