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Lester Bullocks, 25 June 1953, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. In 1971, Dillinger commenced his career as a DJ, working on the sound systems of Prince Jackie and El Brasso, where he initially imitated U-Roy, Dennis Alcapone and Big Youth, before forging his own style. In 1974, he recorded the excellent Freshly for Yabby You, and the following year had a glut of material released, including Brace A Boy for Augustus Pablo, CB 200 for Joseph Joe Joe Hookim and Killer Man Jaro for Coxsone Dodd. It was Dodd who released Dillingers stunning first album, Ready Natty Dreadie, on which he effortlessly delivered 10 strong toasts over a selection of Studio Ones classic rocksteady and reggae rhythms. It is only the first pressing of the album that contains the brilliant title track, as it was subsequently replaced by Natty Kung Fu. Hookim released Dillingers second album, CB 200, which...