Wednesday, July 06, 2005


The death has been announced of Clancy Eccles. The 64 year-old dies following a stroke in Spanish Town, Jamaica.

Born in 1940, Clancy started to get work as a singer in his early teens, recording ska for the legendary Coxsonne Dodd. It was River Jordan which gave him his breakthrough hit, but as the 60s moved on Eccles shifted his attention to producing, most successfully being behind the desk for Lloyd Creator's Kingston Town.

Clancy was also active in politics; in 1972 he campaigned strongly for the election of Michael Manley.

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