Levy was born in Clarendon, Jamaica.
He formed a band called the Mighty Multitude, with his cousin,
Everton Dacres; the pair released "My Black Girl" in 1977.
Levy established his solo career the next year with
"A Long Time Since We Don't Have No Love";
though the single was a failure, the fourteen-year-old
was a popular performer at Jamaican dance halls.