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I wasn't thinking of competing with any artists as such, I was more thinking of being among them, and sharing thoughts with them; like sharing views, ideas, etc.

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The Dennis Emanuel Brown Trust works to educate youngsters maintain and advance the memory of Dennis Brown and help to provide youngsters with musical instruments. Bandleader Byron Lee performed on the same bill and was sufficiently impressed with Brown to book him to perform on package shows featuring visiting US artists where he was billed as the "Boy Wonder". Initially released as a discomix featuring a new version of "Money in my Pocket" and the deejay version "Cool Runnings" by Price Mohamed which became unavailable for a time after quickly selling out its first pressing this single gave Brown his first UK Top 40 hit reaching number 14 the following year and becoming one of the biggest international hits in Jamaica's history after crossing over first into soul clubs and then rock clubs.

During his prolific career which began in the late 1960s when he was aged eleven he recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the major stars of lovers rock a sub-genre of reggae. Bob Marley cited Brown as his favourite singer dubbing him "The Crown Prince of Reggae" and Brown would prove influential on future generations of reggae singers.

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