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Saturday, April 16, 2011

KENT MORRILL 1941-2011

The Wailers, 1959. Mr. Morrill is second from the right, on keyboards.


The mighty Kent Morrill, vocalist/keyboardist for the original Wailers departed this mortal coil on Friday, after a four-year struggle with cancer.  His wife reports that he was singing "Louie Louie" in his sleep the previous night, which is about equal portions of comforting and heartbreaking. The Louie Report has the story; the band's official website is here. Condolences to his family and fellow musicians.


1 Comment:

philo said...

from Tacoma public library
http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/images/dt6n.asp?un=1&pg=1&krequest=wailers&stemming=On&phonic=&fuzzy=&maxfiles=5000

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