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Shirley Records was a DIY Reggae label. It managed one single. Roy Shirley's own 'For Every One', which had a catalogue number of SHIRLEY-1, came with a picture sleeve, and had no date on the label. 1978 or '79.  Distribution was by Pinnacle. Ainsworth Roy Rushton Shirley (18 July 1944 July 2008), better known simply as Roy Shirley, and also known as King Roy Shirley and The High Priest, was a Jamaican singer whose career spanned the ska, rocksteady and reggae eras. Shirley was born on North Street in Kingston, Jamaica, on 18 July 1944, and grew up in Trench Town. After early recordings for producer Simeon L. Smith went unreleased, he moved on to work with Leslie Kong, who released his debut single "Oh Shirley", co-arranged with his friend Jimmy Cliff, giving him a hit in 1965. In 1973 he moved permanently to Britain. Soon after his move to London, Roy opened a record shop in Dalston, London, and in his later years he set up the British Universal Talent Development Association, with the aim of supporting talented but underprivileged youngsters. Roy Shirley died at his home in Thamesmead, London, in July 2008, aged 63. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

 
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