The legendary singer with the unforgettable voice would have celebrated his 55th birthday today.
Born in Kingston, Dennis began performing at the age of nine and caught the attention of producer Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd, who operated Studio One. He made his first hit record "No Man Is An Island" at age 11.
His career spanned more than 30 years in which Brown thrilled audiences with uplifting lyrics and songs and much more. Brown promoted peace with hits such as 'Here I Come' and 'Stop the Fussing and Fighting'. He made ladies swoon in love with songs like 'If I had the world' and 'Should I'.
After the death of Bob Marley's in 1981, Dennis reigned supreme.
On July 1, 1999, the music world experienced a loss when the golden voice was silenced. Dennis, who had reportedly been ailing for several weeks died from cardiac arrest at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Jamaica.
The news of his death unleashed a flood of tributes the likes of which had not been seen in Jamaica since the passing of Bob Marley almost 20 years prior.
Brown's funeral was held at the National Arena with both the then Prime Minister PJ Patterson and Opposition Leader Edward Seaga paying tribute during the service. His body was laid to rest in the National Hero's Park.
Dennis Emmanuel Brown- gone but not forgotten.