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TONY BREVETT OF THE MELODIANS, IS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL!

By Cecelia Campbell-Livingston—

TONY Brevett, a founding member of rocksteady group The Melodians, is recovering after being hospitalised

in Florida.

Tony Brevett of The Melodians.

Trevor McNaughton, his colleague in the group, told the Sunday Observer that Brevett was admitted to Florida Memorial Hospital in early August. He was released last week.

Brevett — a nephew of Skatalites bass player Lloyd Brevett — was suffering from stomach pains and kidney problems, causing the duo to cancel an August 6 show in Miami.

The Melodians: L-R Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton, Tony Brevett

The Melodians: L-R Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton, Tony Brevett

The Melodians have been performing in the United States this year to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Brent Dowe, the group’s other original member, died on January 29, 2006 from a heart attack.

In January, The Melodians released the album Lyrics to Riddim produced by Willie Lindo for his Heavy Beat Records label.

The Melodians is one of Jamaica’s great harmony groups. They recorded a series of classic songs during the 1960s and early-1970s including Little Nut Tree, Swing and Dine and Rivers of Babylon.

 

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