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Stories by Roy Black/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

After over 60 years in the music business, ska legends Stranger Cole and Derrick Morgan have remained very active and are enjoying the most successful period of their entire career.This is mind-boggling when one recalls the astronomical levels to...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

Today makes it 41 years since the death of Elvis Presley. And whether you like him or not, the mere mention of his name will always cause raised eyebrows - resentment, acceptance, love or hate, depending on your perception of him.Riding on the back...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

Kingsley Goodison has declared that one of the most satisfying moments in his 21 years at the helm of the annual Tributes to The Greats Awards Show and Dance was what he called the "Australian Connection".Speaking to me on the radio last Saturday...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

June Isaacs, wife of the late Gregory Isaacs, has confirmed that the annual celebrations associated with his birthday on July 15 has, for the past few years, been sidelined - owing to a number of factors.She expanded in a recent interview, stating...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

The Medal of Appreciation by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to Anthony 'Chips' Richards, for services to Jamaica in the field of music last April, seemed to have opened new doors for him, while widening his scope of endeavours to keep Jamaica in...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

One of the dominant features of early Jamaican popular music, was the existence of unsung heroes - those who have made worthwhile contribution to the development of our music, yet remain relatively unknown and have gone unrewarded.Names like Vere...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

The Heptones which came together in Trench Town during the early 1960, are preparing for a massive European tour from mid-June to October this year.The three-part harmony group epitomised the rocksteady beat of the mid-late-1960s. They were one of...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

It will be like the end of an era when the popular vintage stage show Startime, formerly Heineken Startime, takes a bow after more than 150 performances spanning 30 years.Coming from very humble beginnings as a small after-work jam in the old...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRoy Black/Gleaner Writer

Tony Mack may perhaps be the unsung hero in Jamaica's entertainment business who wears the most hats. Among other things, he is an MC who sings, a recording artiste, a record producer, a talent scout, an author, a percussionist, a backup singer and...

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