Leonard Sparrow Dillon

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Leonard Sparrow Dillon

Leonard Sparrow Dillon

Lead singer Sparrow of the legendary reggae group The Ethiopians died on September 28, 2011.


Sparrow who was born Leonard Dillon died at his daughter’s home in Kingston after ailing for some time.

The Ethiopians is a ska, rocksteady, and reggae vocal group, founded by Leonard Dillon (born 9 December 1942, Port Antonio, Jamaica), Stephen Taylor and Aston Morris.

The group started out recording for Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd in 1966.

In 1991, Dillon recorded the solo album On the Road Again. Toward the end of the 1990s, Dillon formed a new Ethiopians lineup with female backing vocalists Jennifer Lara and Merlene Webber, who appeared on the 1999 album, Tuffer Than Stone.

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Rest in Peace My Elder
by: RASTA SBONELO

oh what a sad news, i really like their conscious music. i am a South African Christafarian. which to pass my condolence to all reggae fans, the group and his family. may his soul and spirit rest in peace. Jah Bless and guide his soul. Christafari

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