The Heptones


The name “Heptones” has been a household name throughout the last fifty years of Jamaica’s amazing musical legacy, The story of the group is a chequered one – The Heptones have released some truly classic albums such as “Fatty Fatty” (1966, Studio One), “Heptones on Top” (1967, Studio One), “Book of Rules” (1973, Harry J’s), “Better Days” (1978, Count Shelley), “Party Time” (Lee Perry’s Black Ark), “Night Food” (Island Records).

Their story starts with “Fatty Fatty” their first hit in 1966, Leroy Sibblies, Earl “Heptones” Morgan and Barrington “Barry” Llewellyn created one of the finest, most important harmony trios of the 60’s and 70’s, and was to play key roles in the transition of focus from Ska to Rock Steady, and later on, from Rock Steady to Reggae. “Book of Rules” and “Pretty Looks Isn’t All” remains two of the best-selling singles from the Rock Steady era.