Alton Ellis (Mr Rocksteady) passed away Friday evening at age 70. The singer succumbed to a 10-month fight with lymphatic cancer.
No singer had more success on Jamaican charts during the 1960s than the Trench Town-born Ellis whose first hit song was Muriel which was done with Eddie Perkins.
Throughout the 1960s Alton Ellis recorded a series of ska hits for rival producers Arthur 'Duke' Reid and Clement Dodd. These included Dancecrasher, Girl I've Got a Date, I'm Just a Guy and I'm Still in Love.
RIP Alton. You and your music will never be forgotten