THE MUSICAL LIFE OF
DWIGHT "Brother Dee" PINKNEY
A true Jamaican born in the parish of Manchester under the sign of Pisces
1965 Dwight Formed first band, THE SHARKS, and recorded How Could I Live at STUDIO ONE.
1966 Recorded at STUDIO ONE with Bob Marley (Put It On) , Gaylads, Ken Booth, and others...
Got contracted to Lucayan Beach Hotel in Freeport Grand Bahamas for one year.
1967 Returned home with THE SHARKS and played North Coast hotels and club circuits.
1969 Returned to Kingston to form ZAP-POW Band and recorded classic Mystic Mood.
1971 ZAP-POW voted Jamaicas Number One band. Recorded Revolutionary Zap-Pow LP.
1972 With his ZAP-POW band, recorded This is Reggae Music, an international hit. Appeared with ZAP-POW in Jamaican
full length hit movie Smile Orange.
1973-'74ZAP-POW recorded Sweet Lovin Love and toured Mexico and the Caribbean.
ZAP-POW recorded second album for ISLAND RECORDS entitled Zap-Pow Now.
1975 ZAP-POW band toured Canada to rave reviews from top Canadian music critics.
1977 ZAP-POW filmed special with Canadian songbird Anne Murray in Negril.
1978 Dwight enrolled at the Jamaica School of Music now a part of The Edna Manley College For The Visual and
1979 Employed as part time guitar teacher at the Jamaica School of Music.
1980 Joined ROOTS RADICS Band as lead guitarist and later voted band leader.
1981-'82Makes tremendous impact recording extensively with ROOTS RADICS.
1983 Appeared at Madison Square Gardens with Bunny Wailer, live show recorded.
1984 Appeared on BBC Top of the Pops and Tube TV in the United Kingdom with Gregory Isaacs. Toured North
America and Europe with Roots Radics and Gregory Isaacs.
1985 Started ABENGG label and recorded #1 song Nengeh Nengeh as Brother Dee.
1986 Recorded Number One hit Bigger Boss with Shirley McLean.
1987 Recorded Number One album Strength Of My Life with Israel Vibration for RAS Records.
1988-'89Dwight recorded and toured extensively with Israel Vibrations and Roots Radics.
1990 Founded ABENGG STUDIO and produced- Pam Hall, Flex Right and Delroy Wilson Time Hard.
1994-'97Produced Delroy Wilson album Special for RAS Records plus other projects
for various artists.
1999 Went solo as instrumentalist with Jamaican Memories by the Score CD.
2000 Jamaican Memories by the Score wins two prestigious awards for Best Instrumental Album at Reggae-Soca
Awards in the USA and Jamaica Federation of Musicians Union Awards. Also voted #1 Reggae Instrumental
Album by UK Tower Records 'TOP' magazine.
2000-'01Dwight released Christmas Album All Occasions and performed to rave reviews
in Jamaica, USA, Canada, and Europe.
2002 Release third highly requested album More Jamaican Memories +