Frederick "Toots" Hibbert
Band: Toots & the Maytals
Position: singer, songwriter, guitarist
Died: September 11
Cause: Covid-19 (unofficial)
Distinctions: Born in Jamaica, reggae singer Toots Hibbert began his career in the early '60 along with Bob Marley; noted for a funky style and for inventing the word reggae; released 24 albums from 1964-2020; his final album Got to Be Tough came out just two weeks before his death; noted for such songs as "54-46 That's My Number" (watch below), "Pressure Drop" (listen below), "Funky Kingston" and "Monkey Man"; won the Best Reggae Album Grammy in 1984 for True Love; arrested and jailed for ganja possession for 18 months in Jamaica in 1966-1967; "Pressure Drop" was featured on The Harder They Come soundtrack in 1972; performed "I'm a Worried Man" with Willie Nelson on Nelson's 2005 reggae album, Countryman.