A Jamaican ska and reggae singer, Phyllis Dillon began singing in talent contests and was influenced by American singers. It was during one of her performances with the groupThe Vulcans that she was discovered. She was only 19 when she recorded her first record, and she initially started doing covers of both popular and obscure American songs.
1967 marked a double life for Dillon as she flew back and forth from New York to Jamaica for her family and career and her recording for Duke Reid. She ended her recording career at the age of 24 but resumed her career in 1991 to tour London, Germany and Japan.
Dillon remained active in the music industry until her sickness took its toll on her. She died on April 15, 2004 after 2 years of battling cancer.