As the news of John Holts death saddened reggae fans around the world, the messages of love and strength from all were strong and faithful. Family members, friends and colleagues massed upon a tribute night in London for the late legend with a great turn-out of patrons and industry personalities including Bunny Striker Lee (legendary producer of a number of John Holt’s Hits, inc ‘Stick By Me’), Father Wee Pow of Stone Love, Dennis Alcapone, The Black Stones, Chris (Dub Vendor), Mikey campbell (Aswad), Jazzwad (dancehall music producer) with artists such as Barbara Naps, Janet Kay and Victor Romero Evans, Donna Hinds, Winston Reedy, General Levy & Joe90, and current female songstress Aysha Loren all graced the stage backed by the infamous Ruff Cut Band with many guest musicians including Bigga Morrison, Adrian Mckenzie, Don Chandler, Dredy, Patick Tenyue and Horseman performing tribute versions of the classics. It was encouraging to see the sons of legends Jack Radix & Alton Ellis in full support too.
The Fans sang along to all the hits cheering for their particular moments of each of the classics. Both young and old came together in true great spirit to celebrate the great musical works achieved by the late John Holt.
Prayers and love to the holt Family and all who supported to making this a memorable occasion.