On this day in 1969…..

….Desmond Dekker and the Aces were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Israelites’, making Dekker the first Jamaican artist to have an UK No.1 single.

Here’s a little refresher….


The record was a big hit with the UKs skinhead fraternity and has since gone down as a record positively brimming with mondegreens (a mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, or in other words, that’s what it sounds like!), don’t believe me? Check this out…

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