On this day in Jamaican History – On June 27th, 1935 Byron Lee OD, leader of Byron Lee and the Dragonaires , was born in Christiana, Manchester. Byron Lee and the Dragonaires became one of Jamaica’s leading bands. Lee was musician, record producer, and entrepreneur. Lee produced many of the early ska singles by The Maytals, and his entrepreneurial skills led to him setting up the Byron Lee’s Spectacular Show touring the Caribbean. He passed away on November 4th, 2008.