Alton Nehemiah Ellis OD (September 1, 1938 – October 10, 2008) "Godfather of rocksteady dies at 70", Press Association, 11 October 2008 was a Jamaican vocalist. One of the innovators of rocksteady who was given the informal title "Godfather of Rocksteady". Huey, Steve "[ Alton Ellis Biography], allmusic, Macrovision Corporation "Have a boss jumpin' 2004", BBC Tyne, January 2004 In 2006, he was inducted into the International Reggae And World Music Awards Hall Of Fame.
Reggae star Alton Ellis, who pioneered the rocksteady sound, died on the 10 October, 2008 aged 70. Big up Alton Ellis' da man wid da Smooth Voice, a legend to Reggae Music, you... - 11.22.2008, YouTube