Reggae legend Bob Andy has passed away at 75-years-old.
Prolific singer and songwriter Bob Andy died at around 8 a.m this morning., according to Observer Online. Bob was a signature figure in the reggae community and had a hand in many of the timeless hits that we still sing and play to this day.
As a trailblazer who marked down many great accomplishments in his illustrious career, Bob Andy was easily one of the most influential writers in reggae music.
In addition to writing music for himself, Bob Andy would write for other artists like Ken Boothe, Delroy Wilson, and Marcia Griffiths.
He was a part of a rocksteady group called Paragons in the ’60s and also a duo with Marcia Griffiths called “Bob & Marcia” in the ’70s.
They collaborated on several records together and even found some popular internationally acclaimed hits like “Young Gifted and Black.”