Veteran reggae singer Keith “Bob Andy” Anderson died on 27 March 2020 in Jamaica, at the age of 75.
Bob Andy’s career began in the last 1960s, with his first solo hit “I’ve Got To Go Back Home”. His career spanned several decades, with a slew of other hits including “Desperate Lover”, “Feeling Soul” and “Unchained”. He also wrote for other popular reggae artists including Ken Boothe and Marcia Griffiths.
In the early 1970s, Andy recorded with the popular hit song “Young Gifted and Black” with Marcia Griffiths as the duo “Bob and Marcia”. They had major UK success with the song and went on tour in England together.
Andy was conferred with the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for his contributions to the development of Jamaican music by the Jamaican government in October 2006