Phyllis Dillion

 Phyllis Dillion

Phyllis Dillon lost her courageous battle with cancer , prayers go out to her family. Phyllis Dillon - 'Queen of Rock-Steady' A legend of the rock-steady era of the mid-'60s, In 1967 she released "Perfidia" and "Don't Stay Away" with Tommy McCook And The Supersonics, which was produced by Duke Reid at Treasure Isle studios in Bond Street. She emigrated to New York, USA but periodically returned to Jamaica where she recorded at the Bond Street studio. When rocksteady evolved into reggae, Dillon was able to adapt to the new beat with dexterity. Her biggest hit also was released on Treasure Isle "One Life To Live, One Love To Give" reached the Jamaican Top 10. The 'One Life To Live' album being released by Trojan Records in the UK, which featured her hits along with "Long Time No Nice Time", "The Love That A Woman Should Give A Man", "Love The One You're With", "I Can't Forget About You Baby" and "Close To You". By the mid-70s Dillon devoted her time to raising a family, although she made a moderately successful comeback in the 90s.