Born in Jamaica to abject poverty and finding himself in a very similar situation when arriving in New York as a young man is just the beginning of his incredible journey. I was fortunate enough to attend a special screening of 'Sing Your Song' in Brixton and hear the great man speak about the different paths life took him, including Hollywood, civil rights marches and his close ties to both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
I'm pleased to report that 'Sing Your Song' will be shown on British TV this coming Monday (21 January). It will be screened on BBC4 at 10pm. I recommend anyone interested in finding out more about this living legend should catch this film.