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VETERANS TO PAY TRIBUTE TO BARRY HEPTONES

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05 DEC,2011

Ken Boothe, Bob Andy, Bongo Herman, Karl Dawkins and Derrick Harriott are some of the entertainers who will pay tribute at the funeral service of Heptones member, Barry Llewellyn.

Barry Llewellyn fell ill and was taken to the Kingston Public hospital where he died in the wee hours on November 23, 2011.

The Heptones are a Jamaican rocksteady and reggae vocal trio most active in the 1960s and early 1970s. They were one of the more significant trios of that era, and played a major role in the gradual transition between ska and rocksteady with their three-part harmonies.

Leroy Sibbles, Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn first came together as “The Hep Ones” in 1965 but later changed their name to “The Heptones”. The name was chosen by Earl Morgan.

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