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Millie Small, in Germany simply Millie (born October 6, 1942 in Clarendon, Jamaica as Millicent Dolly May Small) is a Jamaican ska and pop singer. Her biggest success was the song My Boy Lollipop, which reached 1964 in the German single charts number 5 in the British and American charts in the place 2.
Millie, daughter of an overseer on a sugar plantation, began her singing career as a teenager and was a member of several duets with names like Roy and Millie, Owen & Millie and Jackie & Millie some hits in the Anglophone Caribbean.
Millie went to London in 1963 and took up the single Do not You Know, which remained unsuccessful. Their second release in the UK was then a cover of the song My Boy Lollipop, the 1956 was originally recorded by Barbie Gaye been. Arranged by Ernest Ranglin was recording, and still spread the legend that the young Rod Stewart to play the harmonica. In reality, however, played Jimmy Powell of the Rockin 'Berries. The single was developed after its publication in March 1964 on both sides of the Atlantic, a huge hit and has sold to date a total of about seven million copies. My Boy Lollipop was the first hit of Iceland Records label (even though he was in-licensed by Fontana Records) and the first hit the Jamaican blue beat Europe in general, this genre is the direct precursor of today's reggae and ska.