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sonofhal
10-12-2008, 05:42 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7665594.stm


Rocksteady star Ellis dies at 70

Reggae star Alton Ellis, known as "the Godfather of rocksteady", has died at the age of 70.
The Jamaican-born singer, who moved to Britain in the 1970s, achieved fame with a number of hits, including I'm Still in Love and I'm Just a Guy.
He was a leading pioneer of the more laid-back "rocksteady" sound, which came out of Jamaica in the 1960s.
Ellis was still performing until August this year, when he collapsed after a concert in central London.
His manager and agent Trish De Rosa described him as "my guiding star and my inspiration".
"His life was the music and the stage," she said. "He was getting a tremendous amount of work right up to the end - it was very difficult to get him to slow down."
The Jamaican authorities are considering giving Ellis a state funeral, Ms De Rosa added.
The prolific singer, who began his career in the 1950s and fronted vocal group The Flames, was diagnosed with cancer in 2007.
Ellis underwent chemotherapy before returning to the stage, but died in London's Hammersmith hospital on Friday night.
He leaves more than 20 children.

Big shame.

gaypalmsprings
10-12-2008, 07:35 AM
Never heard of him. I listen to the Whalers.

http://www.disneyshorts.org/years/1938/graphics/whalers/whalers1.jpg

All That I Am
10-12-2008, 08:07 AM
whodatis?

Memorial_07
10-12-2008, 09:40 AM
who is your avatar?

locachica73
10-12-2008, 09:47 AM
20 children????? holy fuck.

Ardentbiscuit
10-12-2008, 09:50 AM
20 children????? holy fuck.

Maybe it will be like the Marley's, every week we will discover a new person from his family that's performing at a festival or venue near us.

frozen pilgrim
10-12-2008, 11:55 AM
Never heard of him. I listen to the Whalers.

http://www.disneyshorts.org/years/1938/graphics/whalers/whalers1.jpg

who the hell are the whalers?


this is a serious loss. not as unexpected as some we've had recently, but still seriously shitty beatles

gaypalmsprings
10-12-2008, 12:03 PM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/bobmarley.jpg

and

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/gaypalmsprings/whalers1.jpg

frozen pilgrim
10-12-2008, 12:05 PM
ah, the wailers

GPS +10

Deviate_420
10-12-2008, 12:18 PM
This is really sad..

chairmenmeow47
10-12-2008, 01:33 PM
aw man, sad times :(