RIP: Johnny “Dizzy” Moore, Founding Member and Trumpet Player of The Skatalites


From The Associated Press:

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Johnny Moore, a trumpeter and founding member of the pioneering Jamaican ska and reggae band the Skatalites, died on Saturday. He was 70.

He died at a friend’s house after being released from the hospital where he had cancer treatment last week, said Herbie Miller, a music promoter.

Mr. Moore helped form the Skatalites in 1964 along with the saxophonists Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso and the trombonist Don Drummond.

- Johnny Moore Wikipedia entry
- The Skatalites official website
- The Skatalites MySpace page
- The Skatalites Wikipedia entry

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