Leslie Kong (1933–August 9, 1971) ran the Beverley's label. He is also credited with catapulting Toots and the Maytals to reggae stardom. Among others Kong produced The Wailers. Desmond Dekker's 1967 smash 007, gave Kong one of reggae's first global hits. Kong makes a cameo appearance in the film "The Harder They Come," where he is seen overseeing a recording session with Toots and the Maytals. He died of a heart attack in 1971. 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Bob Marley Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981), better known as Bob Marley, was a singer, guitarist, songwriter and Rastafarian from the ghettos of Jamaica. ... Desmond Dekker (born Desmond Dacres in Kingston, Jamaica on July 16, 1941) is a ska and reggae singer and songwriter. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ...
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