Jamaican music stars died in Cancer

Here are 1 famous musicians from Jamaica died in Cancer:

Winston Grennan

Winston Grennan (September 16, 1944 Duckenfield-October 27, 2000 Nantucket) also known as Winston Richards was a Jamaican drummer.

Genres he performed: Reggae, Rock music, Ska and Swegway.

Grennan began his career in music at a young age, playing drums in his local church orchestra in Jamaica. He quickly developed a reputation as a skilled and versatile musician, and went on to perform with many of the biggest names in Jamaican music, such as Bob Marley and the Wailers, Peter Tosh, and Jimmy Cliff.

In 1965, Grennan joined the Skatalites, a band credited with developing the ska sound that became synonymous with Jamaican music in the 60s. He toured with the Skatalites throughout the US and Europe, playing in some of the biggest venues of the time.

After leaving the Skatalites, Grennan moved to the United States and embarked on a successful career as a session musician. He worked with a wide range of artists, from Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye to Miles Davis and Aretha Franklin.

Despite his success in the US, Grennan never forgot his roots, and returned to Jamaica often to perform and give back to the community. In 1992, he was awarded the Order of Distinction, one of Jamaica's highest honors, for his contributions to the country's music industry.

Grennan died in 2000, but his legacy as one of Jamaica's most influential musicians lives on.

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