Reggae Drummer Steve Nisbett Dies at 69

Steve Nisbett

Steel Pulse founder Steve “Grizzly” Nisbett died on January 18, 2018.

Steve Nisbett was born in Nevis (West Indies) March 15, 1948. His family moved to the UK in 1957.

The Recording Academy released the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of esteemed reggae artist and GRAMMY winner Steve “Grizzly” Nisbett,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “A founding member of Steel Pulse, Nisbett and the group used their music to speak out against racism and social injustices. Nisbett was nominated for three GRAMMYs during his career and earned the Best Reggae Recording GRAMMY for 1986 with Steel Pulse for Babylon The Bandit. His passion for spreading love and justice through his music will be cherished by our creative community and his devoted fans for years to come. Our thoughts go out to Steve’s family and friends during this difficult time.”

For additional information about Steel Pulse, read Artist Profiles: Steel Pulse

Author: World Music Central News Department

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