Brad Nowell

American musician, lead singer and guitarist of the Californian band [a=Sublime (2)], born 22 February 1968 in Long Beach, CA, USA and died 25 May 1996 in San Francisco, CA, USA, from a heroin overdose.

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Bobby Ellis

Jamaican trumpeter.
Born: July 2, 1932, Kingston, Jamaica. Died: October 18, 2016, Kingston, Jamaica.
Ellis attended the famed [l528229] in Kingston and worked with many reggae artists including: [a=Derrick Harriott]’s [a=The Crystalites], [a=Peter Tosh], [a=Burning Spear], [a=The Revolutionaries], [l=Studio One] and many others.

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Bob Marley

Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician.
Born: February 6, 1945 Nine Miles, Jamaica.
Died: May 11, 1981 of cancer in Miami, Florida, USA

Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1963-1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.

Marley’s music was heavily influenced by the social issues of his homeland, and he is considered to have given voice to the specific political and cultural nexus of Jamaica. His best-known hits include “I Shot the Sheriff”, “No Woman, No Cry”, “Could You Be Loved”, “Stir It Up”, “Get Up Stand Up”, “Jamming”, “Redemption Song”, “One Love” and, “Three Little Birds”, as well as the posthumous releases “Buffalo Soldier” and “Iron Lion Zion”. The compilation album Legend (1984), released three years after his death, is reggae’s best-selling album, going ten times Platinum which is also known as one Diamond in the U.S., and selling 25 million copies worldwide.

Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 (Performer)
Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Bill Jones

Bill Jones is an American trumpeter originally from Las Vegas, Nevada who has played with a variety of west coast bands since 1991. He is currently based in Seattle.

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Ben Gibbard

Lead singer and member of indie bands Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service. Played bass for Pedro The Lion during a 2000 tour.

Born: 1977, Bremerton, Washington

Formerly married to [a773267] (2009-2011).

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Barry Howard

Jamaican singer and producer, member of Desmond Dekker’s backing band, The Aces. Released several solo recordings as [a459535].

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Babar Luck

Former member of King Prawn. As well as a solo project he is also a member of the Suicide Bid Music Collective.

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