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August 8, 2012
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Rankin Trevor killed in motorcycle accident
Andre' Williams, STAR Writer


Rankin Trevor

Veteran entertainer Rankin Trevor is dead following a motorcycle accident yesterday morning on Olympic Way, St Andrew, which claimed the life of the 80s dancehall stalwart, THE STAR has learnt.

Information gathered by our news team is that the deejay was hit from his motorcycle.

The Hunts Bay police told our news team that they have opened up an investigation and began collecting statements relating to the accident.

Rankin Trevor, born Trevor Grant on January 20, 1960, was considered to have had an equally sharp sense of timing and relaxed delivery that never went out of fashion during the 80s.

According to an online source Answers.com, Grant was barely into his teens when he began to deejay professionally, honing his skills at the Socialist Roots Sound System.

As a self-described disciple of U-Roy, Rankin Trevor was 15 years old when mentor Jo Jo Hookim took him into the studio for the first time, where he recorded Natty A Roots Man in 1975.

Over the next few years, Trevor recorded a steady stream of singles for Hookim, all backed by the Revolutionaries, with his popularity increasing proportionally.

By 1977, the teen star was shaking up the British reggae chart as well, with Cave Man Skank, Three Piece Chicken & Chips and Anti-Lulu.

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