Alton Ellis biography

Alton Ellis

Ska, Musical Artist

1938 – 2008

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Who was Alton Ellis?

Alton Nehemiah Ellis OD was a Jamaican vocalist. One of the innovators of rocksteady who was given the informal title "Godfather of Rocksteady". In 2006, he was inducted into the International Reggae And World Music Awards Hall Of Fame.

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Born
Sep 1, 1938
Trenchtown
Also known as
  • Ellis, Alton
  • Alton & Eddie
Siblings
Nationality
  • Jamaica
Profession
Died
Oct 10, 2008
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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