Ewart Beckford OD (21 September 1942 – 17 February 2021), known by the stage name U-Roy, was a Jamaican vocalist and pioneer of toasting. U-Roy was known for a melodic style of toasting applied with a highly developed sense of timing.
|Birth name||Ewart Beckford|
|Also known as||The Originator|
|Born||21 September 1942|
Jones Town, Jamaica
|Died||17 February 2021 78) (aged|
|Labels||Treasure Isle, Duke Reid, Virgin|