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Dawn Penn

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Dawn Penn (born 1952 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae singer. She first had a short career during the rocksteady era, between 1967 and 1969, but is most known for her single “You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)” which became a worldwide hit in 1994.

Dawn Penn’s earliest recordings were composed and written by her around 1966 using session musicians. In 1967, she recorded the rocksteady single “You Don’t Love Me”, produced by Coxsone Dodd at Studio One. She also recorded “Why Did You Lie?” at Studio One, “Broke My Heart” for Bunny Lee, “I Let You Go Boy” and covers of “To Sir with Love” and “Here Comes the Sun”. Dawn had also recorded for singer and producer Prince Buster early in her career with songs like “Long Day, Short Night”, “Blue Yes Blue” and “Here’s the Key”. By 1970, Penn had left the music industry and had moved to the Virgin Islands. However, she faced racism there, and in 1987, she returned to Jamaica and to music.

In the summer of 1992, she was invited to appear on stage at a Studio One anniversary show, where she performed the song “You Don’t Love Me” with Steely & Clevie as backing musicians. The performance was a success, and she returned to the recording studio to re-record the song for the tribute album Steely & Clevie Play Studio One Vintage. It was released as the single “You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)” over a year later, reaching the charts in the U.S. and Europe, plus hitting #1 in her native Jamaica, and making #3 in the UK Singles Chart. Penn’s album, No, No, No, was released on Big Beat Records in 1994.


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Standard Prints at 35x50cm are certified through the artist’s certificate, emboss sealed and signed by the artist. Printed on matt Coated paper, 240 gsm, produced using Epson pigmented UltraChrome K3 inks and varnished for extra protection.

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Fine Art Prints at 50x70cm are certified through a gold hologram carrying a unique number. They are limited editions of 50 prints, emboss sealed and signed by the artist.
Printed on Hahnemühle William Turner, 190 gsm and produced using pigmented Epson UltraChrome K3 inks, durable 100 years.

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