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U Roy AKA Ewart Beckford, Hugh Roy. Born in 1942, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies.

began as a sound system DJ in 1961, spinning records for the Doctor Dickies set, later known as Dickies Dynamic, in such well-known Jamaican venues as Victoria Pier, Foresters Hall and Emmett Park. His inspiration was the DJ Winston Count Machuki, who worked for Coxsone Dodd and subsequently on Prince Buster's Voice Of The People sound system. By the mid-60s he was DJ for Sir George… read more

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  • Avatar for Dominicanbred
    i cant believe the hyphen is that much of a big deal
  • Avatar for Chimino
    Yes, vote this artist to merge with U-Roy please.
  • Avatar for ronron11
    i dont get it what is the differance between U roy and U-roy
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  • Avatar for BrorT
    I (and I) don't care one way or the other, but please combine U-Roy and U Roy :-)
  • Avatar for xbountyhunterx
    All those spellings are valid. It depends on the album cover or credits info on compilations.
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  • Avatar for schoppenaas
    he looks tough
  • Avatar for Over-kill
    lol runaway girl in the masturbation scene in switchblade romance
  • Avatar for treesparks
    I saw U Roy AKA Ewart Beckford this summer, gave me the shivers went he started to sing, glorious!

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