– Music artiste Apple Gabriel Craig died on Monday, March 23, in the United States
– He alongside Cecil Spence and Lascelle Bulgin popularly known as Wiss, composed classic songs such as The Same Song, Strength And my Life, and Rudeboy Shufflin’
– The trio met at a rehabilitation centre in Jamaica in the 50s and overcame polio before they began singing through the Israel Vibration reggae group
– Craig later left the group in 1997 to pursue a solo music career recording three solo albums
Singer Apple Gabriel Craig, a founding member of the legendary reggae group Israel Vibration, is dead.
The entertainer died on Monday, March 23, in the United States of America (USA).
READ ALSO: William Ruto’s Weston Hotel to shutdown amid Covid-19 outbreak
READ ALSO: US records highest number of COVID-19 cases beating China, Italy
His demise was confirmed by his former colleague in the group Cecil Spence in an interview with Jamaica Observer’s Splash.
Craig, who left Israel Vibration in 1997, was 65.
READ ALSO: Baragoi: Vita vyazuka kati ya maafisa wa GSU na wenzao wa AP
He alongside Spence and Lascelle Bulgin popularly known as Wiss, composed classic songs such as The Same Song, Strength And my Life, and Rudeboy Shufflin’.
The trio who initially met at a rehabilitation centre overcame childhood polio, and went on to be one of the most successful roots groups in Jamaica in the 1970s.
Their debut release was the single “Why Worry”, released on the Twelve Tribes label in 1976 and became successful enough with the group receiving offers in shows by artists such Bob Marley.
Craig left the group at the height of its success and recorded three solo albums.
His first first, Another Moses, was released in 1999 by RAS Records, the company that helped make Israel Vibration one of roots-reggae’s leading groups.
The music artiste was in ill health and of late endured a hard life.
His cause of death was not immediately established and his burial date is yet to be announced.
Do you have a groundbreaking story you would like us to publish? Please reach us through firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp: 0732482690. Contact Tuko.co.ke instantly
How Kenyans in America are dealing with coronavirus | Tuko TV
Source: Kenyan Breaking News
View more information: https://www.tuko.co.ke/348371-apple-gabriel-founding-member-legendary-reggae-group-israel-vibration-dead.html