Sunday, January 22, 2012

Two more music deaths

Sadly there are a couple more music deaths to report.

Reggae producer Winston Riley has died aged 65, two months after being shot at his home in Kingston. Jamaica. Riley was a member of early ska band the Techniques and later set up his own Techniques label, whose biggest hit was Double Barrel by Dave and Ansel Collins. Other reggae artists he produced included Boris Gariner and Alton Ellis.

Thanks also to Rod Jolliffe for letting me know about the death of Walter Gaines, a member of Motown band The Originals, whose best known releases included Baby I'm For Real (produced by Marvin Gaye), Green Grow The Lilacs, The Bell and We Can Make It Baby.


At 1:50 pm , Blogger magrelo said...

sad news... :/

At 1:55 pm , Blogger magrelo said...

king stitt passed too. he was the second jamaican deejay in 50's


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