Jacob Miller

Real Name:Jacob Matthias Miller

Born 4 May 1952, New Green near Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica
Died 23 March 1980, Kingston / Jamaica
Reggae singer, songwriter and drummer. Cousin of Maxi Priest. He had earned the title 'Killer', since he "killed" all competitors in concerts with his mighty opera style vocals and as a Top Showman and great personality.
At the age of 8 he went to live with his grandmother in Kingston, at 16 he made his first recordings for Studio One. He created the duo The Schoolboys (5) in 1969 with "Stephen Brown".
In 1974, he joined Augustus Pablo and quickly becomes his favorite with whom he made several records, he also became the vocalist for Inner Circle with whom he made the classic "Tenement Yard"
Signed by Island Records, Inner Circle, and Miller especially, were being groomed for stardom when it was all brought to an abrupt halt when Miller's car hit a pole on Hope Road, Kingston, on March 23 1980.
More than 3000 people paid tribute to him at his funeral at the National Arena in Kingston where Cedric Brooks & the Light of Sheba played and sang. He is buried in Dovecot Memorial Park in St Catherine. , Wikipedia , Facebook
In Groups:Inner Circle, Jacob & The Ladders, The Schoolboys (5)
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