(Huntington, Long Island, N.Y.) Due to “circumstances beyond his control”, Barrington Levy regrets to inform his fans today that his concert, set to play The Paramount in downtown Huntington, Long Island, N.Y. TONIGHT (Friday, August 23) is officially CANCELED. Barrington has extended deep regrets to the owners of the Paramount and their staff.
Refunds on ticket purchased are available now for all ticketholders through their point of purchase; The Paramount Box Office, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. The Paramount apologizes for the inconvenience.
One of the great success stories of the 80’s, arrived on the dancehall scene and swiftly remodeled it in his own image. Although numerous DJ’s and vocalist would rise and fall during this decade, Levy was one of the few with staying power, and he continued releasing massive hits well into the 90’s. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, as a youngster, Barrington Levy formed the Mighty Multitude with his cousin Everton Dacres.
They started off playing the sound systems and cut their first single, “My Black Girl,” in 1977. All of 14, Levy broke out his own the next year and recorded his debut solo single, A Long Time Since We Don’t Have No Love.” It didn’t have much of an impact, however the teen’s appearances in the dancehalls were eagerly awaited events. It was at one of these that Levy met former singer turned producer Junjo Lawes and Mew York-based producer Hyman “Jah Life” Wright. The pair took the youth into King Tubby’s studio, accompanied by the Roots Radics, and recorded a clutch of cuts. The first fruits of this union were “Ah Yah We Deh,” quickly followed by “Looking My Love”, and “ Wedding Ring Aside.