|Birth name||Tyrone Downie|
|Also known as||Organ D|
|Born||20 May 1956|
|Died||5 November 2022 (aged 66)|
|Occupation(s)||Arranger, Pianist, Musician|
|Instrument(s)||Keyboards (piano, rhodes piano, organ, synthesizers, mellotron), guitar|
He studied at Kingston College and joined The Wailers in the mid-1970s, making his recording debut with the band on Rastaman Vibration, having previously been a member of the Impact All Stars. He also played with The Abyssinians, Beenie Man, Black Uhuru, Buju Banton, Peter Tosh, Junior Reid, Tom Tom Club, Ian Dury, Burning Spear, Steel Pulse, Alpha Blondy, Tiken Jah Fakoly and Sly & Robbie. He resided in France and was a member of the touring band of Youssou N'Dour, whose album Remember he produced.
Downie released the solo album Organ-D in 2001.
Downie died in Kingston on 5 November 2022, at the age of 66.
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