Jamaican music stars died at age 73

Here are 1 famous musicians from Jamaica died at 73:

Byron Lee

Byron Lee (June 27, 1935 Christiana, Jamaica-November 4, 2008 Kingston) also known as Byron Aloysius St. Elmo Lee or The Dragon was a Jamaican musician and record producer.

Related albums: Jump Up. Genres he performed: Soca music, Reggae, Calypso music, Ska and Rocksteady.

He died in bladder cancer.

Byron Lee was a self-taught musician who began his music career in the 1950s as a member of the band The Dragonaires. His band became one of the most popular in Jamaica, and played a significant role in the development of Jamaican music, particularly ska and reggae.

Lee's music and productions were heavily influenced by his Caribbean roots, incorporating elements of calypso, soca, and mento into his work. He also worked with many famous musicians throughout his career, including Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, and Bob Marley.

Aside from his music career, Lee was also involved in the tourism industry, playing a key role in the development of Jamaica's music tourism sector. He was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government in recognition of his contributions to music and culture.

Despite his death in 2008, Byron Lee's legacy lives on, and his music continues to inspire musicians and fans around the world.

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