Dawn Penn is one of the original queens of reggae music. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, she grew up in a musical family, studying piano, and classical violin and performing with her sisters Pat and Audrey in churches. Her first recording was “When I’m Gonna Be Free” in 1966. She was then recorded by the legendary Coxsone Dodd at Studio One and her first hit came in 1967 with the title “You Don’t Love Me – No, No, No”, one of the most famous reggae hits of all time which has been covered by countless artists around the world including Beyonce, Rihanna, Sean Paul, Wu-Tang Clan, Eve, J Millz, Mims, and Lily Allen to name a few.Read More
Gege from Vibes Magazine met jamaican reggae singer Dawn Penn after her show in Brixton Jamm (London). Her carreer was started in the rocksteady era, between 1967 and 1969, but she is well known especially for her single that became a worldwide hit in 1994 “You don’t love me… No no no”.Read Full Interview
Dawn Penn was the singing schoolgirl who had a runaway Jamaican hit with No No No (You Don't Love Me) for Coxsone Dodd in 1967. Just three years later after stints recording for Leslie Kong, Duke Reid, and Bunny Lee she left the business and Jamaica for Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and stayed there for almost two decades.
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