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Robbie Shakespeare, bass guitarist who with Sly Dunbar formed one of the best-loved rhythm sections in popular music – obituary

  • Robbie Shakespeare, who has died aged 68, was regarded as the most influential bass player in reggae and its offspring and formed with the drummer Sly Dunbar the rhythm section “Sly and Robbie” which largely developed and popularised around the world the sound of Jamaican music in the post-Bob Marley era.