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Irving Burgie

American musician

Died when: 95 years 124 days (1144 months)
Star Sign: Leo

Irving Louis Burgie (July 28, 1924 – November 29, 2019), sometimes known professionally as Lord Burgess, was an American musician and songwriter, regarded as one of the greatest composers of Caribbean music.

He composed 34 songs for Harry Belafonte, including eight of the 11 songs on the Belafonte album Calypso (1956), the first album of any kind to sell one million copies.

Burgie also wrote the lyrics of the National Anthem of Barbados.To date, songs penned by Irving Burgie have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.

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