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Millie Small: My Boy Lollipop singer dies aged 72

6 May 2020

Jamaican singer Millie Small has died at the age of 72 after suffering a stroke.

The star was most famous for her hit single My Boy Lollipop – a song originally recorded by New York singer Barbie Gaye in 1956 – which reached #2 in both the US and the UK in 1964.

Small’s sweet, charming and high-pitched vocal, combined with the novelty of the unfamiliar new style, made My Boy Lollipop a huge hit. It remains one of the biggest-selling ska songs of all time, with more than seven million sales.