BREAKING: Veteran musician,Berkeley Jones is dead

Veteran musician, Berkley Jones of the defunct BLO is dead.

The respected singer died last night in Asaba where he went for a job.

In their heydays, BLO were the rave of the 70s and early 80s

The band comprised of Berkley Ike Jones, Laolu Akins and  Mike Gbenga Odumosu.

 

The trio were influenced by British and American rock groups and soul music.recorded some afro-rock songs such as Preacher Man and Native doctor.

Blo recorded their first album Chapter One, a psychedelic rock record under EMI label. Sales of the album did not meet EMI’s expectations and the band eventually left EMI to record their next album with a Decca affiliate. Between 1974 and 1976 the band released three more records, Phase IIStep Three and Phase IV.

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