’Day-O’ songwriter Irving Burgie dead at 95

’Day-O’ songwriter Irving Burgie dead at 95

US composer Irving Burgie, who co-wrote the Harry Belafonte hit Day-O and helped to popularise Caribbean music in the 1950s, has died aged 95. Burgie reportedly died on Friday as a result of complications from heart failure. Burgie wrote eight of the 11 songs on Belafonte’s 1956 album Calypso, which was the first album in the US to sell more than a million copies.

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He also wrote the lyrics to the national anthem of Barbados. Rest in peace, Mr. Burgie!

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