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Anthony 'Knowledge' Doyley Passes Away

Anthony 'Knowledge' Doyley Passes Away

Anthony 'Knowledge' Doyley Passes Away

By Karl Pearson on Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 5 comments

Lead singer with Knowledge dies aged 55.

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Anthony DoyleyIt is with great sadness that United Reggae reports the passing of yet another fine roots reggae artist Anthony Doyley, who died on Saturday 26th February 2011 in London at the age of 55.

Anthony was one of the founding members and lead singer, songwriter of the group Knowledge. They formed in 1974 and included vocalists Delroy Fawlin, Earl MacFarlane and Michael Samuels plus guitarist Michael Smith.

Their early work was with the artist/producer Tappa Zukie, who looked on them as his protégés and after releasing a number of hits through Zukie's Stars label they signed to the major label A&M in 1978 where they released ‘Hail Dread’. They also worked with producer Roy Cousin that released the great 'Stumbling Block' but the band unfortunately did not find the same significant commercial success as some of their peers and soon slipped back into relative anonymity.

Photos by Nicolas Maslowski / Makasound

Anthony Doyley

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Posted by Strongtree on 03.05.2011
Very sad indeed that another reggae great has passed away great roots singer and the group Knowledge awesome roots reggae group,if you have not got the album straight outta trenchtown by Knowledge on the french record label Makasound get it now! ESSENTIAL in your reggae collection.

Posted by suzi on 03.15.2011
RIP Knowledge loved spending time with you you were always so joyful.

Posted by chris baldie on 03.17.2011
Had the pleasure of meeting and reasoning with Knowledge always a positive vibrations pure and clean.As long as there is MEMORY loved ones lost will always be a thought away

Posted by tadious takawira on 05.23.2011
Sad to learn about the passing of another reggae icon. RIP Knowledge.

Posted by salmi on 06.16.2013
Good my friend, Jah rastafari.

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