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Laurel Aitken
Performing in 2000
Background information
Birth name Lorenzo Aitken
Born (1927-04-22)22 April 1927
Havana, Cuba
Died 17 July 2005(2005-07-17) (aged 78)
Leicester, England
Genres Ska, rocksteady
Instruments Vocalist

Lorenzo "Laurel" Aitken (22 April 1927 – 17 July 2005) was an influential Caribbean singer and one of the pioneers of Jamaican ska music. He is often referred to as the "Godfather of Ska".

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