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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 Jamaica’s 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  

            Performing Arts.

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 +”

 

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