Jamaican singer, Highland ‘Dobby’ Dobson dies

Jamaican singer, Highland 'Dobby'Dobson (Photo via PM Holness Facebook page)

Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has extended condolences to family and friends on the death of one of Jamaica’s most beloved singers, Highland ‘Dobby’ Dobson.

Mr. Dobson died on Tuesday 21 July in Florida at the age of 78.

In a Facebook post, Prime Minister Holness, recalled that Mr. Dobson started out in music while attending Kingston College in the late-1950s. He was a member of the school’s choir along with Norris Weir, who became famous as a member of the group, The Jamaicans, the Prime Minister said.

“Highland ‘Dobby’ Dobson was nicknamed ‘Loving Pauper’ after one of his better-known songs.

“Dobson followed up with popular covers of Brook Benton’s Endlessly and That Wonderful Sound by Tom Jones. In 1968, he returned to Jamaican charts with Seems I’m Losing You, produced by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd.

“In August 2011, he was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer (OD) for his contribution to reggae music and Jamaican culture,” Prime Minister Holness said in the post.

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