RIP: Alton Ellis, “The Godfather of Rocksteady”

From a report by the BBC:

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.

- Alton Ellis MySpace
- Alton Ellis Wikipedia entry
- YouTube video: "Alton Ellis - I'm Still in Love
- Trojan Records

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