Wesley Tinglin moved to Kingston when he was 12 years old, quickly soaking up the rich harmonies of vocal groups like the Wailers and the Maytals. He formed the Viceroys with Daniel Bernard and Bunny Gayle and the group earned a recording session in 1967 with producer Clement Dodd. Though "Lose and Gain" and "Fat Fish" didn't do well, the second session's "Last Night" and "Ya Ho" did much better. 1968 brought the band a deal with Derrick Morgan, who produced several singles during the next three years ("Rebel Nyah," "Chariot Coming" and "Lips and Tongue"). During the early '70s, the Viceroys also recorded singles for Lloyd "Matador" Daley, Lee Perry, Pete Weston and the Demon label.