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Alton Nehemiah Ellis, OD, (September 1, 1938 – October 10, 2008), was a Jamaican musician best known as one of the innovators of rocksteady music, and was often referred to as the "Godfather of Rocksteady". In 2006, he was inducted into the International Reggae And World Music Awards Hall Of Fame.
Ellis was born in 1938 and grew up in Kingston's Trench Town district. Born into a musical family, he learned to play piano…

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