Monday, October 20, 2014

Reggae Legend John Holt Dies, Aged 69

John Holt, the reggae musician best known for his hits ‘Stick By Me’ and ‘Ali Baba’, has died at the age of 69.
The Jamaican singer died in hospital in Sunday night, his manager confirmed to the Jamaica Observer Online. His cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

John first found success in the music industry as the lead singer of the reggae group The Paragons in the 1960s, who penned the track ‘The Tide Is High’, which was later covered by Blondie, reaching the top of the UK singles charts.
After leaving the group in 1970 to focus on his solo music career, John penned the song ‘Stick By Me’, his most successful solo effort, which was the biggest selling Jamaican record of 1972.


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