Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Feeds

Ska Pioneer Lloyd Brevett Suffers Fatal Stroke

05/07/2012
.
(Gibson) Lloyd Brevett, who co-founded the influential ska band, The Skatalites, died Thursday (May 3) at age 80, BBC News has reported. The legendary double bassist passed away in his native Jamaica after suffering a stroke.

Formed in 1964, The Skatalites forged ska from elements of R&B, jazz and mento (a Jamaican brand of folk music). The distinctive style, for which Brevett provided the backbone, laid the groundwork for reggae.

Spokesperson and friend Maxine Stowe told the Jamaican Observer that Brevett's health had deteriorated rapidly following the tragic death of his son, Okeene Brevett, in February. The younger Brevett was shot and killed outside the family home, just hours after accepting a Jamaican music industry award on his father's behalf. more on this story

Gibson.com is an official news provider for the antiMusic.com.
Copyright Gibson.com - Excerpted here with permission.

Skatalites CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Skatalites T-shirts and Posters

Skatalites CDs, vinyl and rarities


Share this article



...end


advertisement
advertisement

.
News Reports
.
Day in Rock:
Ace Frehley Recruits Paul Stanley, Slash For New Album- Black Sabbath Announce Rescheduled Farewell Tour Dates- Bruce Springsteen Releasing Autobiography- AC/DC- more

Day In Pop: No Doubt Members Replace Gwen With AFI's Havok For New Group- Jason Derulo And K. Michelle Release 'Naked' Video- Taylor Swift and Miguel To Perform At Grammys- more

Guns N' Rose Add Another Reunion Concert- Eagles, Jackson Browne To Tribute Glen Frey At Grammy Awards- Santana Calls Out NFL Over Super Bowl Halftime Show- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

advertisement
.
 
Reviews
.

School of Rock: The Musical (Original Cast Recording)

Separations - Dream Eater

Roses Unread - The Silver Lining

Nuclear - Formula for Anarchy

Sites and Sounds: Spring Music Festival Preview

Made For Broadway - Life Lessons

Gloryhammer - Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards

Javier Escovedo - Kicked Out of Eden

MorleyView: Dioni

Schammasch - Sic Lvceat Lvx

RAM - Svbversvm

Sunflower Dead - It's Time to Get Weird

Witchsorrow - No Light Only Fire

RockPile: Prog Edition

Rock Reads: The Bag I'm In: Underground Music and Fashion in Britain 1960-1990


. .
.
Today's Rock News
. Ace Frehley Recruits Paul Stanley, Slash For New Album

Black Sabbath Announce Rescheduled Farewell Tour Dates

Bruce Springsteen Releasing Autobiography

Classic Queen Concert Hitting Movie Theaters

Rolling Stones, Cream and Free Classics Remastered At Half-Speed

AC/DC Launch Their Own Bourbon And Cola For A Cause

Filter's Richard Patrick Talks Deeply Personal 'Take Me To Heaven'

Cult Of Luna Stream New Song 'A Greater Call'

Skeletonwitch Recruit Wolvhammer Frontman Adam Clemans

Jeff Beck Announces Special 50th Anniversary Show

Darkest Hour Crowdfunding New Album

Discharge Announce New Album 'End Of Days'

Lemmy Kilmister Action Figure Being Reissued

Walls Of Jericho Stream New Song 'Relentless'

Sidemen: Long Road To Glory Documentary To Premiere At SXSW

Behemoth Frontman 'Nergal' Finishing Eclectic Solo Album

Riverside Streaming 'Time Travellers' Remix

The Strawbs Reveal Rescheduled Tour Dates

Rammstein Leads Chicago Open Air Lineup

Dee Snider And Doug Aldrich Settle Their Feud

Skindred Frontman Benji Webbe Sees Positive In Glass Attack

Twice Bitten Pull Out Of Bad Elephant Showcase Due To Injury

Fatherson Release 'Lost Little Boys' Video

Singled Out: Radio Exile's No Pity On The Highway



Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
. No Doubt Members Replace Gwen With AFI's Havok For New Group

Jason Derulo And K. Michelle Release 'Naked' Video

Taylor Swift, Alabama Shakes and Miguel To Perform At Grammys

Katy Perry Taking Her Time On Next Album

OK Go Release Acrobatic Video For 'Upside Down & Inside Out'

Kanye West Teases 'Father Stretch My Hands' Lyrics

Burger King 'Leak' Snoop Dogg Training Video

Teresa Giudice Opens Up About Her Prison Experience

What Does Taylor Swift Have To Do With Lana Del Rey's New Video?

Ally Brooke Talks Next Fifth Harmony Album

Charles Kelley And His Wife Welcome Baby Boy

Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie Talks 'Victorious'

Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' Lyrics Dramatically Read By 29 Celebs

Puppy Monkey Baby Gets Remixed



More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
Rock On the Rise Radio The Screen Door A Journal of Musical Things Lloyd Zeffler blog Demolish Mag Nightwatcher's House of Rock CJ Chilvers Deja Voodoo The 1st Five Hard Rock Memorabilia thecopycat.biz Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.


 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2016 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.