Jamaican singer-songwriter Millie Small has lost her life at the age of 73 this week in England. She was famous for the 1964 recording of ‘My Boy Lollipop’.
Chris Blackwell who was Millie’s friend confirmed the news of her death. Millie lost her life after suffering a stroke. My Lollipop was the best song by Singer Millie Small. Her song secured the second spot among the best songs in the US & the UK in 1964.
Her co-producer of the song, Chris Blackwell, expressed his sorrow on her death. He said she was the one who took the song to the level in which it was acknowledged by the world.
Chris Blackwell further said that she was an amazing soul. Millie was very funny. Chris disclosed that he toured with her around the globe. He believed she was astonishing because everyone wanted to talk to her, and she managed everything in a perfect way.
Millie Small was raised on a sugar plantation where her father was a supervisor. When she was only 12 she competed in the Talent contest titled ‘The Vere John’s Opportunity Hour’ in Jamaica. Small secured the 2nd position in the contest.
Millie collaborated with Reggae artist Roy Panton where they sang a song ‘We’ll meet’ which became their hit there.
In 1970 Small quit recording songs and migrated to Singapore. She was survived with one daughter Jaelee Small. Her daughter was born in 1984. She then spent her time sleeping, cooking meditating, and watching documentaries.