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Desmond Dekker (1941–2006)

Desmond Dekker was born on July 16, 1941 in Kingston, Jamaica as Desmond Adolphus Dacres. He died on May 24, 2006 in Thornton Heath, London, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Fool's Gold
Fool's Gold Soundtrack
(2008)
Idiocracy
Idiocracy Soundtrack
(2006)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
(2008)
Drugstore Cowboy
Drugstore Cowboy Soundtrack
(1989)

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  Transparent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Born Again (2017) ... (performer: "Israelites" - uncredited) / (writer: "Israelites" - uncredited)
 2017 War Machine (performer: "Israelites") / (writer: "Israelites")
 2016 I Am Bolt (Documentary) (performer: "007 (Shanty Town)") / (writer: "007 (Shanty Town)")
  The Flash (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Back to Normal (2016) ... (performer: "Israelites" - uncredited) / (writer: "Israelites" - uncredited)
  Death in Paradise (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016)
- Dishing Up Murder (2016) ... (performer: "Young Generation" - uncredited) / (writer: "Young Generation" - uncredited)
- Episode #3.7 (2014) ... (performer: "007" - uncredited) / (writer: "007" - uncredited)
  The Strain (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Third Rail (2014) ... (performer: "The Israelites" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Israelites" - uncredited)
 2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 2010 De vrais mensonges (performer: "Shanty Town (007)") / (writer: "Shanty Town (007)" - as D. Dekker)
 2010 This Is England '86 (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... (performer: "Ah It Mek" - uncredited)
 2010 Made in Dagenham (performer: "Israelites", "You Can Get It If You Really Want") / (writer: "Israelites" - as Dekker)
 2009 Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (Video Game) ("007 (Shanty Town)", uncredited)
 2009 The Rebound (performer: "Israelites") / (writer: "Israelites")
 2008 Cass (performer: "The Israelites") / (writer: "The Israelites")
 2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall (performer: "Intensified '68 (Music Like Dirt)", "Too Much Too Soon") / (writer: "Intensified '68 (Music Like Dirt)", "Too Much Too Soon")
 2008/I Fool's Gold (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) (performer: "It Mek")
 2006 Idiocracy (performer: "Baby Come Back" (1978))
 2004 El año de la garrapata (performer: "The Israelites") / (writer: "The Israelites")
 2004 Club Dread (performer: "King of Ska") / (writer: "King of Ska" - as Desmond Dacres)
  EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2001) (writer - 2 episodes, 2001)
- Episode dated 14 December 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "Israelites" - uncredited) / (writer: "Israelites" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 19 November 2001 (2001) ... (performer: "Israelites", "Rudy Got Soul" - uncredited) / (writer: "Israelites", "Rudy Got Soul" - uncredited)
 1999 The Match (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 1999 What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (performer: "Shantytown (007)") / (writer: "Shantytown (007)")
 1999 A Walk on the Moon (performer: "Israelites" (1968)) / (writer: "Israelites" (1968))
 1996 Alles nur Tarnung (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 1996 Different for Girls (performer: "It Mek") / (writer: "It Mek")
 1994 Baywatch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- K-Gas the Groove Yard of Solid Gold (1994) ... (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want It" - uncredited)
 1990 Miami Blues (performer: "THE ISRAELITES") / (writer: "THE ISRAELITES")
 1989 Drugstore Cowboy (performer: "The Israelites") / (writer: "The Israelites")
 1989 Scandal (writer: "Honour Your Mother and Father" - uncredited)
 1982 Remembrance (writer: "Come Back to Me" - as Desmond Dacres)
 1981 Dance Craze (Documentary) (writer: "007 (Shanty Town)" - uncredited)
 1975 Side by Side (performer: "Israelites") / (writer: "Israelites")
 1974 If Mother Could See Me Now (performer: "007 (Shantytown)" - uncredited) / (writer: "007 (Shantytown)" - uncredited)
 1972 The Harder They Come (performer: "Shanty Town") / (writer: "Shanty Town")
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Single (as Desmond Dekker and the Aces): "The Israelites".

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Alternate Names:

Desmond Dekker and the Aces
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I don't write about the same thing every time, everyday, different things are happening out there and if you take the time to look around, you can see that, then you can put it all together and tell the story. See more »

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