Summerfest awards Freddie McGregor for his contribution to reggae musicSunday, July 20, 2014
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Veteran Jamaican singer Freddie McGregor was Sunday morning awarded by Summerfest Production, promoters of Reggae Sumfest, for his “sterling contribution” to reggae music.
He received the award just ahead of his performance to bring the five-day music festival to a close on International Night 2 at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay.
The Big Ship singer gave a polished and professional set representing Jamaica’s music throughout the decades, to the appreciation of the Sumfest early-morning crowd.
During the initial segment of his performance the seasoned singer did Africa Here I Come, To Be Poor is a Crime, If You Wanna Go and Push Come to Shove.
McGregor started professionally in music with the trio The Clarendonians in 1963 at seven year s old.
He came to prominence as soloist in the early 1980s with songs such as Bobby Babylon and Push Come to Shove. One of his biggest hits ‘Big Ship’ later became the name of his highly successful music production and promotion company.