Ellis Chow Lin On passes

Soca music pioneer Ellis Chow Lin On passes

The TrinBagonian entertainment industry was plunged into mourning yesterday with the news that soca music pioneer Ellis Chow Lin On, had died. Chow Lin On died yesterday morning. He was rushed to the St. Clair medical Complex on Wednesday evening, after he fainted while supervising a recording session at Carl "Beaver" Henderson's studio for Shurwayne Winchester, whom he managed.

Referred to as Uncle Ellis by most people within the Caribbean entertainment fraternity, Chow Lin On devoted more than 50 years of his life to the advancement of calypso and soca, as well as development of the artistes. Chow Lin On was famous for having managed the careers of David Rudder and Charlie's Roots during their rising years. Along with managing Winchester, he had also recently begun managing calypsonian Crazy and was also serving as an advisor and virtual booking agent for several other artistes. He underwent bypass surgery three years ago and would have celebrated his 71st birthday on January 27th.

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