Lloyd Charmers: Reggae singer dies at 74
By iStyle by Pamela
Famed Reggae artist Lloyd Charmers has died. The singer, keyboard player and record producer died in London on Dec. 27, 2012 after suffering a massive heart attack behind the wheel of his car. He was 74. According to the Jamaica Observer, Charmers was taken to Homerton Hospital in Hackney, East London, but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Born in Trench Town, Jamaica, Charmers (real name Lloyd Terell) established himself as a singer, musician and producer starting in the early 1960s.
He was a member of The Flames, Alton Ellis’ harmony group, before performing with Roy Willis and The Charmers. He then joined The Uniques, a trio that included fellow singers Keith ‘Slim’ Smith and Jimmy Riley.
Charmers went on to release his first two solo albums, “Reggae Charm” and “Reggae is Tight” on the Trojan label in 1970.
We send condolences to his family and friends.