Jamaican music stars died at age 66

Here are 1 famous musicians from Jamaica died at 66:

Hopeton Lewis

Hopeton Lewis (October 30, 1947 Kingston-September 4, 2014 Brooklyn) was a Jamaican singer.

Related albums: Grooving Out on Life, Boom-Shacka-Lacka / Dynamite and Take It Easy. Genres: Reggae.

Hopeton Lewis was a pioneer of Jamaican rocksteady and reggae music. He began his career in the early 1960s as a member of The Regals before joining The Techniques, one of Jamaica's most popular groups of the time. He went on to enjoy a successful solo career, recording several chart-topping hits including "Take It Easy", "Boom Shacka Lacka" and "Grooving Out On Life". In addition to his success in Jamaica, Lewis was also popular in the United Kingdom, where his music helped to popularize the reggae genre. Despite his success, Lewis remained humble and continued to play music for his community until his passing in 2014.

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