One of Barbados’ most iconic gospel singers is dead.
Joseph Niles, known as the Godfather of Gospel music in Barbados, passed away this morning at his home after a lengthy fight with dementia.
He was 75 years old.
Niles, who made an indelible mark on the musical landscape in Barbados and the Caribbean, became famous singing with his Consolers in the 1960s and 1970s along with Sister Margrita Marshall and Ann Riley.
Some of his most popular songs include This Train, Walking Up The King’s Highway, I Know Where I Am Going, Royal Telephone, Try A Little Kindness, Live Your Religion, Just A Rose, Beautiful Robes, How Beautiful Heaven Must Be and Hard Road To Travel.