Stay up-to-date with all that's new at Dancehallreggaeworld, Click Here to subscribe for my updates and don't miss a thing!  

Bob Marley Career was Funded by My Boy Lollipop?


We all by now know that Bob Marley is the man behind the globalization of Reggae Music, but where did he and his team get the funds to push his music career?.


Before we venture further, have you ever heard of the late Millie Small and producer Chris Blackwell and what they have in common?

Christoper Percy Gordon Blackwell born June 22, 1937, is an English businessman, a former record producer and the founder of Island Records, one of Britain's great independent record labels.

Blackwell is the man who turned the world on to the great genre of music known as Reggae. He was among the first to record Jamaica's music the mid-1950s to early 1960s which was Ska.

In 1964, Blackwell produced what turned out to be the biggest and first international ska songs from Jamaica "My Boy Lollipop" by Millie Small, the song was originally done by Barbie Gaye. The song sold over six (6) million copies worldwide. This also led to huge turn over in the coffers of Island Records.

How Was Bob Marley Career Funded in the Begining?]

After signing Bob Marley to his Island Records label in the early 1970s. Chris was able to fund Marley and other artists signed to his label due to the huge success of Millie Small's chart-topper single "My Boy Lollipop".

This was also during the birth of Reggae music as a genre.

Other artists such as Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Decker and Toots and the Maytals was successful due to the success of Chris Blackwell and Millie Small's My Boy Lollipop.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Website Comments.

New! Talk to me
Was the information helpful? Something needs changing? I welcome your feedback here.

Great Articles You Might Have Missed

Please send us your Feedback, News, Photos, Press Releases, Music and/or Videos to our WhatsApp Number: 1-876-395-8008 or Email: info@dancehallreggaeworld.com

Not what you are looking for? Search the web for more Dancehall Reggae music information below...

Researched Information pages

Also connect with Dancehallreggaeworld.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!