Jamaican music stars died at age 65

Here are 2 famous musicians from Jamaica died at 65:

Glen Adams

Glen Adams (November 27, 1945 Kingston-December 17, 2010) also known as Adams, Glen was a Jamaican musician and record producer.

His albums: Sexual Rapping. Genres he performed: Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady.

Glen Adams was a multi-talented musician who played several instruments including the piano, organ, and keyboard. He began his career in the music industry playing with various bands, including The Heptones and The Upsetters. Adams is best known for his work as a session musician and his contribution to the development of the rocksteady and early reggae sound.

In 1968, he started his own record label, Glaso Records, and produced songs for several artists including Alva Lewis and Derrick Harriott. Adams produced several hits, including "I Had a Dream" and "My Cherie Amour," which was a cover of the Stevie Wonder classic.

As a solo artist, Adams released several albums, including "Reggae Rhapsody," "I Can't Help It," and "Mixed Up Moods." His album "Sexual Rapping" was a departure from his traditional reggae sound and showcased his ability to experiment with different genres.

Adams' contributions to the music industry did not go unnoticed, and he was posthumously awarded the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government in 2011 for his contribution to the development of Jamaican music.

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Bunny Rugs

Bunny Rugs (February 6, 1948 Mandeville-February 2, 2014 Orlando) also known as William Clarke, Bunny Scott, Bunny Ruggs, Bunny Clarke or Bunny Rugs was a Jamaican personality.

His albums: Talking to You, Time, Grafton 4 By 4 and What A World / Found Love. Genres he performed include Reggae.

Bunny Rugs was best known as the lead singer of the legendary reggae band Third World, which he joined in 1976 and was a member of until his passing in 2014. Prior to joining Third World, Rugs had a successful solo career under various stage names, releasing several albums and hit singles in Jamaica in the 1970s. He was known for his powerful vocals, stage presence, and his ability to fuse various genres of music into his reggae sound, including soul, R&B, and jazz. Rugs received many accolades during his career, including a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album in 1992 for Third World's album "Live It Up".

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