BARRY LLEWELLYN OF THE HEPTONES DEAD
Left is Earl Morgan, middle is Leroy Sibbles and right is Barry Llewellyn
Music News understands that Barry fell ill and was taken to the Kingston Public hospital where he died in the wee hours this morning. The Heptones founding member Earl Morgan speaks with Music News.
Earl remembers his fondest moment with Barry.
Leroy Sibbles who was the lead singer of The Heptones before he started his solo career, remembers working with Barry.
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.