Popular Jamaican musician Leroy 'Roy' Richards died on Friday at his St Ann's Bay home.
The pioneer, born in 1941, has contributed much to the Jamaican music industry being a multi-talented artist who not only played the harmonica but was an accomplished singer and drummer. After getting his big break on the Vere Johns Opportunity Hour Talent Series - a weekly show stagged at various theatres across the island in the late 1950s - he was introduced to the recording industry by the late Sir Coxsone Dodd of Studio One.
However in later years he served as a part of music legend Bryon Lee's backing band. He has also worked with a number of female acts including Enid Cumberland (from the duo Keith & Enid). His well known tracks include Veitnam and Contact on harmonica and Freedoms Blues.