Jacob ‘Killer’ Miller
Born: May 4, 1952
Died: March 23, 1980
Jacob ‘Killer’ Miller recorded his first single ‘Keep on Knocking’ for Augustus Pablo. Soon Miller found himself auditioning for a band called Inner Circle. He joined the group in 1976 and ‘Tenement Yard’ their first recording became his biggest hit.
Miller and the group were signed to Capitol Records in 1977 and released “Reggae Thing” and ‘Ready for the World’. They also appeared with Bob Marley at the infamous Peace Concert in 1978. Their 3rd album “Everything is Great” was released on Chris Blackwell’s Island Records label in 1979. The album sold over 500,000 copies in Europe. Chris Blackwell took Miller and Marley his two biggest reggae stars to Brazil to celebrate the new Island Records South American Office. They returned to Jamaica on Friday, March 21st and only two days later Miller died in tragic car accident on Hope Road.