Denroy Morgan was born in May Pen in Clarendon but left Jamaica in 1965 at the age of 19 and traveled to the United States to become a musician. He created the Black Eagles in New York City 1974 with Devon “Igo Levi” Foster and Llewellyn “Jah T” Breadwood. The Black Eagles won the New York Reggae Music Festival in 1977, beginning Denroy’s rise to fame that continued with I’ll Do Anything and other hits in the early 1980s. Denroy Morgan broke records in 1984 when he signed with RCA Records. That deal lead to the release of the reggae album Make My Day and marked him as the first reggae artist to be signed to RCA Records.
Denroy Morgan is sometimes hailed as the “king” of spiritual reggae, having created a family legacy of musical superstars who have carried Jamaican music and spirituality around the world.
He is reported to have 30 children, 8 of whom have continued their father’s musical passions: Morgan Heritage is the more famous group, superstars in their own right, the group includes Mojo, Lukes, Peter, Grandpa, and Una Morgan. Lesser-known LMS includes Laza, Shy-poo and Miriam Morgan.