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3 CDs purchased from Tim's Records, Ridley Road Market.

Rocky "Rockie" Campbell emigrated from Jamaica to the UK in 1956 and became a successful rhythm & blues and jazz singer. He has lived in Hackney.

Leona Lewis won the reality singer competition X Factor. She was born in Hackney.

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From 'Roots, Rhythms & Records: The sounds and stories of African & Caribbean music in Hackney'

Singer, songwriter and Hackney resident Leona Lewis won the popular TV talent show The X Factor in 2006.

The X Factor and similar music talent shows on TV provide a route for many aspiring young musicians to find fame and recording contracts.

Lewis’ success secured her a £1m recording contract and led to the release of her debut album Spirit (2007).

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