Jamaican Reggae Icon Pluto Shervington Has Died

by Howard Campbell

SOUTH FLORIDA – Pluto Shervington, a mainstay of the South Florida reggae scene for over 40 years, died in Miami January 19 at age 73. His dying has drawn tributes from the area’s Jamaican neighborhood.

Remembering Pluto Shervington, The South Florida Reggae Icon
Pluto Shervington

Recognized for hits equivalent to Ram Goat Liver, Your Honour and the contentious I Man Born Ya, Shervington migrated to america in 1977 and have become a fixture at reveals like Sundays On The Bay in Miami Seashore.

Joanna Marie Robinson, who knew him since childhood, was one among his concord singers at that in style location. In recent times, she booked reveals for him.

“He was a lot into his music; he cherished his youngsters and adored mine. He was the primary particular person to carry my daughter when she was born 32 years in the past. He was like a father to me,” she mentioned.

Oliver Mair, Jamaica’s Consul Common to Miami, mentioned though Shervington lived within the US for a few years, he was an unapologetic patriot.

“Jamaica by no means left his coronary heart. He won’t ever go away the hearts of us Jamaicans. RIP my buddy,” Mair wrote on Fb.

Reggae Strong Celebration - Pluto Shervington and Oliver Mair
Pluto Shervington (L) receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award for Consul Common Oliver Mair

Shervington began his profession in 1969 in Kingston as a member of the Tomorrow’s Youngsters band. His hit songs have been recorded at Federal Information in Kingston through the mid-Seventies, a time of political turmoil in Jamaica.

Whereas Ram Goat Liver, Your Honour and Dat have been rib-ticklers, I Man Born Ya was seen as a slight towards the socialist authorities of prime minister Michael Manley. Launched in 1976, it was a staple of his reside present.

In a 2020 interview with South Florida Caribbean Information, Shervington spoke of his love for South Florida.

“I lived in Jamaica for 27 years and carried out for eight of these. I’ve lived in Miami for 43 years and carried out for all. Miami has been excellent to me,” he mentioned.