KINGSTON, Jamaica – The funeral service for Jamaican singer Hopeton Lewis will be held tomorrow Saturday, September 13 in Brooklyn, New York.
Lewis, best known for the 1966 hit ‘Take it Easy’ which heralded the Rocksteady sound died at his home in Brooklyn, Thursday evening, September 4. He was 66 years old.
The Kingston-born Lewis had other hits including Sounds and Pressure, the 1970 Festival Song winner Boom-Shacka-Laka, and Grooving out on Life.
Lewis turned his back on secular music some 20 years ago.
Today, Friday, September 12, there will be viewing of his body from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the St Mark’s United Methodist Church Beverley Road in Brooklyn followed by a memorial service.
On Saturday the funeral service is scheduled for 9:00 am at the same church with burial at the St Raymond’s Cemetery in The Bronx.