Sandford Holiday Park, Dorset
Dawn Penn is one of the original queens of reggae music. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, she grew up in a musical family, studying piano, classical violin and performing with her sisters Pat and Audrey in churches. Her first recording was “When I’m Gonna Be Free” in 1966. She was then recorded by the legendary Coxsone Dodd at Studio One and her first hit came in 1967 with the title “You Don’t Love Me – No, No, No”, one of the most famous reggae hits of all-time which has since been covered by countless artists around the world including Beyonce, Rihanna, Sean Paul, Wu-Tang Clan, Eve, J Millz, Mims, and Lily Allen to name a few.
The Trojans Specialise in ska & reggae with a dash of soul, funk, R&B & world roots, The Trojans were formed in late 1986 from the ashes of the premature demise of Gaz Mayall’s first band Gaz’s Rebel Blues Rockers. (Gaz is the eldest son of Blues legend John Mayall)