Latest News

Legendary calypsonian 'Mighty Shadow' dies

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!


PORT Of SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago legendary calypsonian, Winston Bailey, who was due to receive an honorary doctorate from the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) this weekend, died this morning.

Relatives confirmed that Bailey, better known as the “Mighty Shadow” died at hospital following a stroke over the last weekend.

He was among five people, including former West Indian international cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who were to receive honorary degrees from the University.

Both Bailey and Chanderpaul were to be conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Letters and an Honorary Doctor of Laws respectively at UWI's 2018 graduation ceremonies on October 25.
Bailey, a former Calypso Monarch and Road March winner, celebrated his 77th birthday on October 4.

Born in Belmont, a suburb of Port of Spain, Bailey grew up in Les Coteaux, Tobago. He won the Road March in 1974 with “Bassman” and 2001 with the tune “Stranger” making him the competition's oldest winner.

Bailey was also was the second person to win both the International Soca Monarch and the Trinidad Road March competitions simultaneously, a feat he accomplished in 2001 with his song “Stranger”.

He won the Calypso Monarch in 2000 with “What's Wrong With Me” and “Scratch Meh Back”.

He was awarded the Trinidad & Tobago Hummingbird Medal (Silver) in 2003.

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT