Musician Lloyd Charmers passes away

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Lloyd Charmers, the arranger/musician/producer who played a key role in the early years of reggae, is dead.

Charmers died after suffering a massive heart attack in London, his close friend Winston Blake told the Observer Thursday afternoon.

The versatile Charmers was a member of the Uniques, a vocal group that included lead singer Keith ‘Slim’ Smith.


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