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Birth Name: Alton Nehemiah Ellis
Born: 1938/09/01
Birth Place: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: 2008/10/10
Years Active: 1959–2008
Genres: R&B, Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae

Alton Nehemiah Ellis, OD, (September 1, 1938 – October 10, 2008) was a Jamaican musician best known as one of the innovators of rocksteady music and was often referred to as the "Godfather of Rocksteady". In 2006, he was inducted into the International Reggae And World Music Awards Hall Of Fame.

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