Derrick Morgan

Derrick Morgan

ska, reggae, rocksteady, skinhead reggae, roots

Derrick Morgan (27 March 1940) is a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer. Born in Stewarton, in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, Derrick Morgan entered in 1957 the Vere Johns Opportunity Hour, a talent show held at the Palace Theatre in Kingston. He won with rousing impressions of Little Richard and, shortly after that, was recruited to perform around the island with the popular Jamaican comedy team Bim and Bam. In 1959 Morgan entered the recording studio for the first time.