A ska/reggae author born in cuba, yet part jamaican. Lived frop April 22, 1927 – July 17, 2005. Also known as the God Father of Ska. He was one of the jamaicans that started to ska movement, he created all 3 types of ska. He moved to jamaica in 1938, and entertained people at the harbour of kingston jamaica. He quikcly raised his popularity by doing shows in nightclubs, and then started ska songs before the ska era even began. After his songs were owned by 3 different companies, he moved the england, where he started beggining the ska movement there, even though he didn't focus his tour on the USA, the united states still started the ska momement partly becasue of him. Aiken then settled with his wife in leicaster in 1971, he did a few gigs before a heart attack killed him in 2005.
Laurel Aitken is cool, whether you like it or not.
by Mark red... July 5, 2007