Former Heptones Member, Naggo Morris Dies at Age 72

first_imgHe continued his solo act on Jamaica’s North Coast tourist scene, appearing at events like Love At Woodstock in Negril. A cover of The Gladiators’ Street of Gold was maybe his most popular song with The Heptones. Morris also had a promising solo career, his best known songs being Su Su Pon Rasta and Flour Power. He cut several albums with Earl Morgan and Barry Llewellyn, who were members of the classic Heptones lineup with Sibbles. Born Dolphin Morris, he replaced Leroy Sibbles in The Heptones in 1975. Prior to that, he was a member of The Soul Boys, a harmony trio that recorded at Studio One for producer Clement Dodd. Morgan remembers the dreadlocked Morris as “very jovial. I never see a sad side to Naggo.” Former member of The Heptones, Naggo Morris, died on May 17 in St. James parish, Jamaica. He was 72.center_img Morris, who also toured Europe with The Heptones, left the group during the 1980s but performed with them sporadically up until four years ago. His sister, Vivia Morris-Torvik, said he succumbed to cancer at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. Morris-Torvik said her brother “wasn’t a Marley but made a significant contribution to reggae.” He is survived by children, grandchildren, two brothers and four sisters.last_img

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