Lloyd Charmers Has Died
The Observer reported earlier today that Lloyd Tyrell aka Charmers has died after suffering a massive heart attack in London. It was confirmed by his close friend Winston Blake.
He of course found his first success singing with Slim Smith in The Uniques then moving onto to record and produce more massive hits like “Birth Control” with The Hippy Boys and as Lloydie and The Lowbites. “Birth Control” was of course the inspiration for The Specials’ song “Too Much Too Young”.
He was a skinhead favorite for his many x-rated and early Reggae instrumental style tunes. Another legend of the Reggae has passed on.