Robbie Shakespeare

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Robbie Shakespeare
Robbie Shakespeare TFF 03.JPG
Shakespeare performing at TFF Rudolstadt in 2015
Background information
Birth nameRobert Warren Dale Shakespeare
Born(1953-09-27)27 September 1953
Kingston, Jamaica
Died8 December 2021(2021-12-08) (aged 68)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
  • Musician
  • record producer
  • Bass guitar
  • vocals

Robert Warren Dale Shakespeare[1] (27 September 1953 – 8 December 2021) was a Jamaican bass guitarist and record producer. He was best known as half of the reggae rhythm section and production duo Sly and Robbie, with drummer Sly Dunbar. He was seen as one of the best reggae bassists.[2] Shakespeare was also known for his use of electronics.[3]

Shakespeare died from problems caused by kidney surgery in Miami, Florida on 8 December 2021, at the age of 68.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "International Reggae Star, Robbie Shakespeare Passes On", Nationwide Radio, 8 December 2021. Retrieved 8 December 2021
  2. "The 100 Greatest Bass Players of All Time". Bassplayer. February 2017.
  3. Harris, Craig. "Robbie Shakespeare". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  4. Mason, Peter (9 December 2021). "Robbie Shakespeare obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  5. Peru, Yasmine (8 December 2021), Yasmine Peru, "Sly and Robbie's Robbie Shakespeare has died", The Star. Retrieved 8 December 2021