Tony Brevett Of The Melodians Is Dead

Tony Brevett, a founding member of The Melodians, is dead.

The iconic Jamaican musician passed away at the Florida Memorial Hospital in Miami last week Friday after a battle with cancer.

Brevett was in his late 60s at the time of his death.

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Brent Dowe, another founding member of The Melodians, died on January 29, 2006 after suffering a heart attack at age 59.

In May of last year, Tony Brevett’s brother, Lloyd Brevett OD, a founding member of The Skatalites, passed away at age 80.

The Melodians is widely regarded as one of Jamaica’s greatest Rocksteady group’s. In the 1960s and 70s, they recorded a series of classics with priducer Arthur “Duke” Reid including Rivers of Babylon.

R.I.P. Tony Brevett.