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Encyclopedia > Winston Grennan

Winston Grennan (September 16, 1944 - October 27, 2000). September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Winston was born in Duckenfield, Jamaica. He was a heavily influential Jamaican American musician. A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ...

Winston Grennan
Background information
Birth name Winston Richards
Born September, 1944
Origin Duckenfield, Jamaica.
Genre(s) Reggae
Swegway
Ska
Rock
Occupation(s) Drummer
Singer
Songwriter
Pianist
Instrument(s) Drums
Vocals
Piano
Years active 1962 - 2000
Label(s) Island Records
Trojan Records
Decca Records
Swegway Records
Associated
acts
Bob Marley and the Wailers
Jimmy Cliff
Kid Creole and the Coconuts
Lee Perry
Paul Simon
The Rolling Stones
The Skatalites
Ska Rocks Band
Toots and The Maytals
Website Official Website
Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica. ... Ska is a form of Jamaican music combining elements of traditional mento and calypso with an American jazz and rhythm and blues sound. ... Rock is a form of popular music from the late 20th century which typically features a vocal melody (often with vocal harmony) that is supported by accompaniment of electric guitars, a bass guitar, and drums, often with a strong back beat. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Island Records was founded in Jamaica in 1959 by Chris Blackwell and Graeme Goodall but moved to the UK in May 1962. ... Trojan Records Trojan Records is a label specialising in ska,rocksteady,reggae and dub music. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... Bob Marley Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981), better known as Bob Marley, was a singer, guitarist, songwriter and Rastafarian from the ghettos of Jamaica. ... Jimmy Cliff, real name James Chambers (born April 1, 1948, in St Catherines, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae musician, best known among mainstream audiences for songs like Many Rivers to Cross from The Harder They Come, a film soundtrack which helped break reggae into markets across the world. ... Kid Creole and the Coconuts is a American band created and led by Dominican/French Canadian August Kid Creole Darnell. ... Lee Scratch Perry, The Upsetter in Dub Lee Scratch Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry March 20, 1936) is one of the most influential people in the development of reggae and dub music in Jamaica. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... The Rolling Stones are an English rock music group that rose to prominence in the early 1960s during the British Invasion. ... The Skatalites is a Jamaican music group that played a major role in popularising ska, the first truly Jamaican music created by fusing boogie-woogie blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, mento, calypso, and African rhythms. ... Frederick Toots Hibbert and the Maytals are considered legends of reggae and ska music. ...

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Guardian | Winston Grennan (650 words)
Winston Grennan, who has died of cancer aged 56, was one of Jamaica's outstanding drummers.
Grennan developed for rock steady the one-drop rhythm that was marked by a prominent snare drum stroke on the third beat of every measure.
Grennan began drumming at junkanooos, or street carnivals, and accompanied street preachers on drums and percussion.
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