|Tags:||reggae jamaican ska roots reggae dancehall|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Inner Circle first emerged in the early 70s playing gigs at holiday hotels in Jamaica. The group comprised brothers Ian and Roger Lewis (guitars) and three future members of Third World, Stephen Cat Coore (6 April 1950, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies), Richard Daley and Michael Ibo Cooper. As Third World reassembled, the Lewis brothers recruited drummer Calvin McKenzie, keyboard players Charles Farquharson and Bernard Touter Harvey. Together they won the prestigious Best Band Contest on the Johnny Golding Show. Although they later enjoyed only moderately successful album sales and a hit single, I See You, it was not until the brothers brought in singer Jacob Miller (b. c.1955, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 23 March 1980) that they became a viable commercial proposition. Miller had been a child prodigy, and had created a series of classic roots records (Tenement Yard, Forward Jah Jah Children) before...