Bogle leaves big dancehall legacy

November 24, 2016
In this 2005 file photo, Bogle takes centrestage during an event.
File Bogle (left) and friends at Jagga B's Dancehall Biggest Giveaway dance at Arizon, Port Henderson Road on January 8, 2005.
Bogle shows off his sense of fashion
With hair braided, Bogle strike a pose.
Hundreds of fans turned out to view the body of dancer Gerald 'Bogle' Levy during a public viewing on Matthews Lane in Kingston on February 4, 2005.
In this 2007 file photo, one of the patrons at Mr Wacky Memorial II held at Port Henderson, Portmore, hangs onto a poster of Gerald 'Bogle' Levy.

Whether you called him Bogle, Mr Bogle, Father Bogle or Mr Wacky, no one can deny the special mark that dancer Gerald Levy has made in dancehall. 

For many years Bogle thrilled the dancehall space with popular dance moves like 'Bogle Dance', 'Wacky Dip', 'Urkle Dance', 'Sesame Street', 'Pelper', 'LOY', 'Jerry Springer', 'Zip It Up', 'World Dance', 'Pop Yuh Collar', 'Row Di Boat', 'Out and Bad' and 'Willie Bounce'. 

Various dancers across Jamaica and the world have also credited Bogle for the role he played in their dancing career and the major influence he has on the dancehall industry. 

Bogle was also known for his rather interesting sense of fashion and setting trends, much like he did with his smooth dance moves. 

No doubt, Bogle stood out.

But Bogle made his mark in other areas, as he also tried his hand at music, recording All Dem Deh, and also collaborating with Voicemail and Delly Ranks on Weddi Time. 

However, in January 20, 2005 his life was cut short. Bogle was shot at while at a gas station in St Andrew.

Still, his legacy continues to live on through dancers and artistes, many of whom held him dear to their hearts. 

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