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R.I.P Hopeton Lewis

R.I.P Hopeton Lewis

R.I.P Hopeton Lewis

By Steve James on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Comment

Hopeton Lewis died on 4th September 2014

hopeton lewisHopeton Lewis who was known as one of the great singers of the Rocksteady era passed away on September 4th in Brooklyn, New York at the age of sixty six. Lewis who was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica was known for his hits throughout his career. His song Take It Easy was recorded in 1966 with Lyn Tait and the Jets. The song is widely regarded as one of the first rocksteady singles. He is also known for hits like The Right Track done with Phyllis Dillon, Tom Drunk, Sounds and Pressure, Grooving Out of Life and Boom Shaka Lacka which won Jamaica’s festival contest in 1970. In the early nineties he became a Christian and started recording gospel. He released several gospel albums including This is Gospel and (1966) and Reaching out to Jesus in 2000.

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