Derrick Morgan – 1 Minute Jamaican Music Biography


Derrick Morgan launched his career back in 1956 when he won a talent contest over the likes of Owen Grey, Jackie Edwards, Eric ‘Monty’ Morris and Hortense Ellis. He was 15. Derrick began recording back in the Boogie days. His first sizable success was the classic ‘Fatman’. Derrick’s association with his friend Prince Buster is legendary as were his vocal duets with Patsy. The much celebrated ‘feud’ between Morgan and Buster was pretty much a laugh to them…and a financial bonanza as well. But the fans took the musical/lyrical confrontations too seriously and finally the Jamaican government of the day felt it necessary to step in and asked the two of them to cool it. A super-star virtually from the word go…Derrick Morgan has made his mark…BIG TIME…for close to 50 years.
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