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John Holt dies at aged 69

Monday, October 20, 2014

Veteran reggae star and lovers rock pioneer John Holt has died in a London hospital, aged 69.

News of the Jamaican singer's death came on 19 October from Copeland Forbes, Holt?s manager since 2006, who confirmed his death to Jamaica Observer Online. "John died at 2:40am English time. His [John's] nephew informed [us] of his death." The cause of Holt?s death has yet to be confirmed.

Born in Kingston, Holt first rose to fame as a member of The Paragons in the 1960s, a group in which he penned The Tide Is High, a track which saw global notoriety in the 1980s with Blondie's cover. During his time in the rocksteady group, he also penned hits including Tonight, Ali Baba, I See Your Face, and Wear You to the Ball.

In 1970, Holt left the Paragons to focus on his solo career, and soon became one of the biggest names in reggae, with his track Stick By Me, recorded with producer Bunny Lee, listed as the biggest-selling Jamaican record of 1972.


A crucial figure in Jamaican culture, Holt's sound was known for its smooth ballad-styled qualities. This morning, the music industry has paid its respects, with Trojan Records hailing him as a "huge talent and a true gentleman".

 
 
 
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R.I.P Reggea Legend.
John Holt's music here in Africa, and Kenya in particular, has continued to uplift people and the teachings to the youth at large. May The Most High Lord God keep his spirit in Eternal Peace. Amen.
By Leonard Shikanga @ Nairobi, Kenya 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015


 
Fairwel
John Holt's body is gone but the artistic message remains 4ever. A challenge 2 Reggae artists 2 leave a legacy like the fallen legend. May the Almighty JAH rest his soul in eternal peace?
By James @ Uganda, Kampala 

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Sunday, January 11, 2015


 
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John Holt
One of the best singers to hold a "reggea" mic....RIzp superstar.....Tanic (Ghana)
By Nana @ Accra Ghana 

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014


 
R.I.P
bless
By Buju Carlz @ London 

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014


 
RIP
Rip fe de bredda!!
By Comrade Ras Taa @ usa 

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