NEWS: Lord Tanamo Suffers Stroke, Left In Nursing Home

Lord TanamoLord Tanamo suffers stroke; abandoned in Canadian nursing home
Basil Walters, Observer staff reporter
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lord Tanamo had a stroke last year June that has left him unable to speak.

Pioneer ska singer Lord Tanamo has lost his ability to speak and is now living in the Lincoln Place of Nursing Home, Toronto, Canada. The 74-year-old former vocalist of the Skatalites Band has had a stroke that has left him unable to speak for some time now.

In an e-mail sent to his booking agent Brian Keyo of Tallawah Entertainment, Lord Tanamo’s doctor Michael J Taylor expressed concern that the friends and family of the veteran entertainer, born Joseph Gordon, are not aware of his condition or whereabouts.

“Sadly, Mr Gordon has had a stroke that has left him unable to speak. Over the last several weeks, he has had no visitors and we have had limited success in contacting any family members,” stated Dr Taylor who is also calling on the wider music fraternity.


I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.