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    Default It's raining rocksteady godfathers with huge child support bills.

    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.
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    Default Re: It's raining rocksteady godfathers with huge child support bills.

    Never heard of him. I listen to the Whalers.

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    Default Re: It's raining rocksteady godfathers with huge child support bills.

    whodatis?
    I miss Bill Hicks.

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    Default Re: It's raining rocksteady godfathers with huge child support bills.

    who is your avatar?

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    Default Re: It's raining rocksteady godfathers with huge child support bills.

    20 children????? holy fuck.

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    Default Re: It's raining rocksteady godfathers with huge child support bills.

    Quote Originally Posted by locachica73 View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: It's raining rocksteady godfathers with huge child support bills.

    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    Never heard of him. I listen to the Whalers.

    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

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    Default Re: It's raining rocksteady godfathers with huge child support bills.



    and


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    Default Re: It's raining rocksteady godfathers with huge child support bills.

    ah, the wailers

    GPS +10

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    This is really sad..
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    aw man, sad times
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