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Max Romeo

Max Romeo is a Jamaican reggae and roots reggae recording artist who first rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s. He was born Maxwell Livingston Smith on November 22, 1947, in St. D'Acre, a small village in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica.

Romeo began his career in music in the 1960s as a member of the group The Emotions, which also included his brothers, Ruddy and Joe. The group recorded several singles, including "Why Did You Leave" and "Come on Little Girl," but they were not successful.

In 1968, Romeo began recording as a solo artist, releasing his debut album, "A Dream," the following year. The album featured the hit single "Wet Dream," which became a massive success in Jamaica and helped establish Romeo as a solo artist.

Throughout the 1970s, Romeo continued to release a string of successful albums and singles, including "I Chase the Devil," "One Step Forward," "War ina Babylon," and "Open the Iron Gate." Many of his songs dealt with political and social issues, and he is considered one of the most politically conscious and socially aware artists of his time.

In 1977, Romeo was forced to flee Jamaica due to political persecution and death threats, and he settled in England. He continued to release music, but his career slowed down in the 1980s and 1990s.

In recent years, Romeo has made a comeback, performing at festivals and releasing new music. He continues to be highly respected in the reggae community and is considered a true icon of the genre.

Max Romeo has been a powerful voice for Jamaica and his music, his political and social awareness is paramount in his work, and he continues to be a respected figure in the reggae community. He has been able to maintain a long career and continues to be active in the music scene.