Millie Small Dies in England

Jamaican-born Millie Small, who scored a monster international hit with the ska song “My Boy Lollipop” in the 1960s, died last month in England. She was 73.

Small was still a teenager when she topped the United Kingdom’s music chart and went to number two position on the United States chart, greatly raising the profile of Caribbean music.

“Lollipop” reportedly sold more than seven million copies and made Small an international star.