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Rolando Alphonso

Rolando AlphonsoBorn: 12-Jan-1931
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: 20-Nov-1998
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA [1]
Cause of death: Aneurysm
Remains: Buried, Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: Jamaica
Executive summary: Horn player, Ska/Reggae pioneer


[1] Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Father: Bernardo Alphonso
Mother: Gertrude Russell
Wife: Hermine Alphonso
Son: Barry
Daughter: Pauline
Son: Dennis
Daughter: Noel
Son: Rolando Jr.
Daughter: Michele

    High School: Stony Hill Industrial School, Kingston, Jamaica

    The City Slickers Saxophonist (1960-61)
    The Upsetters Saxophonist (1962-63)
    The Skatalites Saxophonist (1963-65 and 1983-98)
    The Soul Vendors Saxophonist (1965-67)
    Jamaican Ancestry Maternal
    Cuban Ancestry Paternal


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