Jamaican music stars died at age 67

Here are 4 famous musicians from Jamaica died at 67:

Andrew Salkey

Andrew Salkey (January 30, 1928 Colón-April 28, 1995 Amherst) also known as Andrew. Salkey or Felix Andrew Alexander Salkey was a Jamaican writer, novelist, poet and journalist. His child is called Jason Salkey.

Andrew Salkey was born in Colón, Panama to Jamaican parents. His family later moved to Jamaica when he was a young child. Salkey earned a scholarship to study at the University of London, where he joined the Caribbean Artists Movement and began his career as a writer and poet.

He is best known for his works that explore the Caribbean diaspora, including novels such as "A Quality of Violence" and "Escape to an Autumn Pavement", as well as his poetry collections "Jamaica", "Hurricane" and "Anancy's Score". Salkey was also a journalist, writing for publications such as The Guardian and The Observer.

In addition to his literary achievements, Salkey was an activist who championed the rights of Black and Caribbean people in the UK. He taught at several universities, including the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Hampshire College in Massachusetts.

Salkey passed away in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1995 at the age of 67.

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Roy Gilchrist

Roy Gilchrist (June 28, 1934 Saint Thomas Parish-July 18, 2001 Portmore, Jamaica) was a Jamaican personality.

He was a professional cricketer who played for the West Indies cricket team from 1957 to 1963. Known for his fast bowling style and aggressive personality on the field, Gilchrist played in 13 Test matches, taking 57 wickets at an average of 26.67.

After retirement from cricket, Gilchrist worked as a journalist and sports commentator. He was also involved in politics, serving as a member of the Jamaican Parliament from 1983 to 1989.

Gilchrist faced controversy during his career, with accusations of indiscipline and racism. However, he remains a legendary figure in West Indies cricket history and his fast bowling style paved the way for future generations of Caribbean cricketers.

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Roland Alphonso

Roland Alphonso (January 12, 1931 Havana-November 20, 1998 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Rolando Alphonso, Alphonso, Roland or Roland Alphonse was a Jamaican personality.

His discography includes: Roll On, Something Special: Ska Hot Shots, , 007 / El Toro (feat. Beverley's All Stars), Rock Me / Hip Hug Her and Best of Rolando Alphonso. Genres: Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady and Blue Beat.

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John Holt

John Holt (July 11, 1947 Kingston-October 19, 2014) also known as Holt, John or John Hold was a Jamaican singer.

His most well known albums: The Tide Is High, 3000 Volts of Holt, Red Green And Golden Hits, 16 Songs for Soulful Lovers, A Love I Can Feel, Greatest Hits, New Horizon, Police in Helicopter, The Prime of John Holt: 20 Massive Recordings From 1970-1976 and Ultimate Holt. Genres he performed: Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady.

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