4 May 1941
|Died||14 October 2012(aged 71)|
|Occupation||Media Producer, Director, Artist|
Buster Pearson (4 May 1941 – 14 October 2012), born Stedman Pearson  in Jamaica, was a musician and producer, and father and former manager of British pop group Five Star. He also owned and ran a number of record labels, most notably the 1970s reggae label K&B Records and the 1980s R&B/dance label Tent Records. He moved to the UK in the late 1960s and toured as a guitarist with soul and reggae artists such as Otis Redding, Jimmy Cliff, Wilson Pickett and Desmond Dekker. He was married to Delores (née Ogeare), mother of Five Star, who also helped with his music businesses.
- "Ain't it Groovy" / "My Children's Favourite" (Jamaica, Lion L16, 1972) (also issued in the UK as Big Shot BI-616 in 1973 and K&B KB5514 in 1975)
- "Big Funk" / "Pretty Woman" (UK, Action ACT4612, 1973) (credited to Buster Pearson Band)
- "La La La" (UK, K&B KB5511, 1974) (also issued as Torpedo TOR55 in 1975)
- "She's my Girl" / "I Wanner Thank You" (UK, K&B KB5512, 1974)
- "Take it Easy" (UK, K&B KB5516, 1975) (also issued as Torpedo TOR57 in 1976)
- "Pretty Girl" (UK, K&B KB5522, 1976)
- "The First Time" (UK, Tent TENT3, 1983) (B-side of Al Marshall's "Be my Guest")
- Stedman Pearson company-director-check.co.uk. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
- Buster Pearson at IMDB, retrieved 27 May 2013
- Buster Pearson at Allmusic, retrieved 27 May 2013
- Pool, Hannah (7 November 2008). "Me and my hero". The Guardian. p. 10, section G2.
- Johnson, Connie (27 August 1985). "Britain's Five Star is out to Eclipse the Jackson 5". Los Angeles Times. p. F6.
- De Koningh, Michael; Marc Griffiths (2004). Tighten up!: the history of Reggae in the UK. Sanctuary. p. 152. ISBN 978-1-86074-559-1.
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Joel Whitburn's top pop singles 1955-2006. Record Research. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-89820-172-7.
- Buster Pearson at 45cat, retrieved 2 June 2013
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