Trevor McNaughton

Jamaican reggae singer Trevor McNaughton was born in Jamaica and died on November 20, 2018.

Trevor McNaughton was a member of The Melodians, who were are a rocksteady band formed in the Greenwich Town area of Kingston, Jamaica, in 1963, by Tony Brevett (born 1949, nephew of The Skatalites bassist, Lloyd Brevett), Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton.

Renford Cogle assisted with writing and arranging the material.

Trevor McNaughton had assembled a gathering and reached the then 14-year-old Tony Brevett, who had just had accomplishment in nearby ability shows.

Brevett enlisted his companion Brent Dowe and the gathering was framed, with Brevett going up against lead vocal duties.

Bramwell Brown and Renford Cogle additionally had short spells in the gathering in its initial days, and Cogle ended up one of the gathering’s primary songwriters.

The gathering recorded some material with Prince Buster before Ken Boothe acquainted them with Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One name wherein 1966 they recorded “Lay It On” (one of the main records to mirror the move from ska to rocksteady), “Meet Me”, “I Should Have Made It Up” and “How about we Join Hands (Together)”.

Lead vocal obligations were currently shared among Brevett and Dowe.

From the year 1967 to 1968 they had various hits on Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle name, including “You Have Caught Me”, “Expo 67”, “I’ll Get Along Without You”, and “You Don’t Need Me”.

After account “Swing and Dine” for record maker Sonia Pottinger, they had further hits with “Little Nut Tree” before chronicle their greatest hit, “Waterways of Babylon” for Leslie Kong.

This melody turned into a song of praise of the Rastafarian development and was highlighted on the soundtrack for the motion picture The Harder They Come.

In the mid-1970s Brevett likewise recorded as a performance craftsman, having his most noteworthy accomplishment with “Don’t Get Weary”.

After Kong’s demise in 1971, they recorded for Lee Perry and Byron Lee’s Dynamic Studios.

In 1973, Brent Dowe left the gathering for a performance vocation.

The gathering changed quickly a couple of years after the fact, and again in the mid-1980s.

The Melodians regrouped again during the 1990s as a component of the roots recovery.

In 1992 they recorded “Melody of Love”, which was issued on the Tappa Zukie mark.

All through the later 1990s, they kept visiting universally, including showing up at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in California in 2002.

During 2005 The Melodians set out on a West Coast visit.

The passing of Tony Brevett in 2013 remaining McNaughton as the main enduring unique part.

During 2014, McNaughton visited as a performance craftsman and therefore enrolled Taurus Alphonso (earlier of the Mellow Tones) and Winston Dias (some time ago of The Movers) to frame another Melodians line-up.

As of February 2015, the gathering was recording another collection in Florida with maker Willie Lindo.

The Return of the Melodians was discharged in May 2017 and proceeded to come to no. 19 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.

During February 2017, the Melodians got a ‘Notable Award’ from the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA).

Trevor McNaughton was the last surviving original member of the group.

He died at the Kendrick Rehabilitation Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, from respiratory failure and had been admitted to hospital the previous month

Trevor McNaughton passed away at 77 years old.


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