Dave Barker

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Dave Barker


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Jamaican deejay and singer born 1948 in Kingston. Dave Barker started his singing career in the group Two Tones with his two friends Brenton Matthews and Fathead. Barker then sang for a short while with The Techniques alongside Winston Riley and Bruce Ruffin before forming the duo Glen And Dave together with Glen Brown.

In 1969 Dave Barker went solo for the producer Lee Perry and had major success. In 1970 Dave teamed up with keyboard player Ansel Collins making the duo Dave & Ansel Collins.

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Dave Barker (born David John Crooks; 10 October 1947, Franklyn Town, Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae and rocksteady singer who has made a string of solo albums along with recordings as a member of The Techniques and as half of the duo Dave and Ansell Collins.