Ken Boothe

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Reggae Singer
Date of Birth March 22, 1948
Place of Birth Jamaica
Age 72 years old
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Ken Boothe

Ken Boothe OD is a Jamaican vocalist known for his distinctive vibrato and timbre. Boothe achieved an international reputation as one of Jamaica's finest vocalists through a series of crossover hits that appealed to both reggae fans and mainstream audiences.

Birth name: Kenneth George Boothe
Born: 22, 1948
Origin: Kingston, Jamaica
Genres: Ska, rocksteady, reggae, lovers rock
Years active: Late 1950s–present
Labels: Trojan Records

About Ken Boothe

Popular Jamaican singer known for his unique, vibrato-heavy voice and for his reggae, ska, and pop hits. His albums include Everything I Own, Let's Get It On, and Don't You Know.

Before Fame

His early hit songs include "The Train Is Coming" and "Lonely Teardrops."


His song "Everything I Own" reached the coveted #1 spot on United Kingdom music charts.

Family Life

He grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. His older sister, Hyacinth Clover, also had a career as a singer.


He and rapper/singer Shaggy collaborated on a song that was featured on the soundtrack of the 1995 film Money Train.

Information related to Ken Boothe

  • Recipients of the Order of Distinction
  • Trojan Records artists
  • Jamaican male singers
  • Jamaican reggae singers
  • Musicians from Kingston, Jamaica
  • Island Records artists
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Latest information about Ken Boothe updated on October 18, 2020.

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