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At the age of ten years Lenny migrated to England from St. Lucia, West Indies. Those early years were difficult learning to cope with the life changes and a new environment. As part of his coping mechanism, Lenny would frequent the local youth and community center affectionately known as 'Saxon' and this is where his love of music was first aroused, and his first music outfit Cygnus (name checked by Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols/PIL as one of his favourite bands at the time) was formed and later signed to Greensleaves Records now part of VP Records.
Cygnus released two singles for Greensleaves namely 'Babylon (you've got to set Jah children free) and a cover version of the Peter Noone hit 'Silhouettes'. These two songs brought the band immediate success, which brought the band media attention through the Echoes, Melody Maker, Sounds Magazine, Caribbean Times, West Indian World and The Jamaican Gleaner and also from reggae disc-jockey David Rodigan.