reggae legend Bob Andy, RIP
Reggae legend Bob Andy has died at his St. Andrew, Jamaica home, following a brief illness. He was 75. The sad news was confirmed by The Jamaica Observer via Bob's friend and frequent musical partner Marcia Griffiths; the pair scored hits together in the early '70s with covers of Nina Simone's "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" and The Changin' Times' "The Pied Piper." Bob was a founding member of The Paragons and, in addition to his many albums with Griffiths, had solo classics like "I’ve Got to Go Back Home," and "Too Experienced." He also wrote songs for other reggae artists including Gregory Isaacs, Ken Boothe and Delroy Wilson.
Rest in peace, Bob. Your music lives on.