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Toots Hibbert

Jamaican singer-songwriter

Died when: 77 years 278 days (933 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Toots Hibbert

Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert, (8 December 1942 – 11 September 2020) was a Jamaican singer and songwriter who was the lead vocalist for the reggae and ska band Toots and the Maytals.

A reggae pioneer, he performed for six decades and helped establish some of the fundamentals of reggae music.Hibbert's 1968 song "Do the Reggay" is widely credited as the genesis of the genre name reggae.

His band's album True Love won a Grammy Award in 2005.


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