Jackie Mittoo (Donat Roy Mittoo, Browns Town, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, 3 March 1948 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 16 December 1990) was a Jamaican organ, piano and keyboard player, songwriter and musical director.
Alton Ellis (1938-2008) was a musician best known as the innovator of rocksteady music. He began recording in the late 1950s and continued until his death in 2008, but he reached his period of greatest popularity in the late 1960s.
Bob Andy (born Keith Anderson) emerged as a solo star in 1966 with the smash hit "I've Got to Go Back Home", a song which has become a much-loved anthem for Jamaicans. He had served his singing and songwriting apprenticeship with the legendary vocal group THE PARAGONS, which he founded with Tyrone (Don) Evans and Howard Barrett, later joined by John Holt.
Dennis Emanuel Brown (February 1, 1957–July 1, 1999) was a Jamaican reggae singer. He recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the pioneers of lovers rock. Bob Marley dubbed him the "Crown Prince of Reggae".
Born out of the heat of Nigeria’s 1970s african funk scene, William Onyeabor is a synth pioneer who self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in South-Eastern Nigeria, and then became a Born-Again Christian, refusing to ever speak about himself or his music again.
Three groups have recorded under the name "The Paragons". 1) The Paragons was an influential rocksteady band from Kingston, Jamaica, operating in the 1960s. 2) The Paragons was a doo wop group perhaps best known for their 1957 single Florence. 3.) Charlotte, NC, '60s garage band. "I saw Abba late last night."
The Techniques were one of the top Jamaican rock steady vocal groups of the 1960s. A number of later stars passed through the group, notably Slim Smith, Bruce Ruffin and Winston Riley. Smith's replacement as lead singer was Pat Kelly, and it was he who enjoyed their most successful period 1966-8 with classic tracks such as 'You Don't Care' and 'Queen Majesty' for the evergreen Treasure Isle label.