RIP: Alton Ellis

Jamaican music icon and Rocksteady Godfather Alton Ellis passed away at the Hammersmith Hospital Friday night at the age of 70 following a protracted battle with lymphatic cancer.  The father of Lovers Rock was experiencing a well deserved career resurgence until collapsing at London’s 100 Club back in August.  A better tribute than I could possibly manage is penned by Laurence Cane-Honeysett at the Trojan Records website.


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