'Cat' Coore recuperating after surgery
COORE... was one of the early members of Inner Circle before leaving to start Third World

Guitarist Stephen "Cat" Coore, co-founder of Third World band, is recuperating at University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI)after undergoing oesaphagal surgery.

Colin Leslie, his friend of more than 50 years, told the Jamaica Observer that Coore was taken to Andrew's Memorial Hospital after excessive vomiting last Sunday. He was then transferred to UHWI where he underwent surgery to repair his oesaphagus.

Leslie disclosed that the veteran musician will be unable to eat for several days as he recovers.

"But as we speak the surgery went well and he's off the ward," said Leslie.

Coore, 65, was one of the early members of Inner Circle before leaving to start Third World with keyboardist Ibo Cooper.

The band toured the United Kingdom with Bob Marley and The Wailers in 1975. One year later, their self-titled album was released by Island Records.

96 Degrees In The Shade, Try Jah Love, Now That We Found Love and Sense Of Purpose are some of the band's best known songs.

Coore and bass guitarist Richie Daley are the survivors from Third World's classic lineup from the 1970s and 1980s.

Their previous album, More Work To Be Done, was nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category.

Howard Campbell

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