Millie Small

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Mentioned briefly in Autobiography:

"Nameless turnings suggest nothing beyond, and we trudge to school ankle-deep in slush, half-thawed and half-frozen, musing on My boy lollipop by Millie Small."

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Jamaican singer, songwriter and actor, known professionally as Millie Born: 6th October 1947 Clarendon, Jamaica Died: 5th May 2020 London, England Mother of Jaelee Small. Made a Commander in the Order of Distinction for her contribution to the Jamaican music industry in 2011.

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Millicent Dolly May Small CD (6 October 1947 – 5 May 2020) was a Jamaican singer and songwriter who is best known for her 1964 hit "My Boy Lollipop". The song reached number two in both the UK and US charts and sold over seven million copies worldwide. It was also the first major hit for Island Records and helped to achieve the label its mainstream success. She was the Caribbean's first international recording star, and its most successful female performer.