Millie Small

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Millie Small


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 1946 in Milk River, Clarendon, Jamaica Died: 5th May 2020 London, England She went to live with her aunt in Kingston Downtown at the age of 12, she started recording at the age of 16 for Studio One and then Chris Blackwell became her manager in 1963 and she went to live in England the same year where he became her guardian and was at the origin of her worldwide hit "My Boy Lolipop" in 1964 which took her on a world tour Mother of Jaelee Small. She was awarded the Medal of Recognition in 1987 and 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 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.