b. Raymond S Reid, 30th November 1952, New York, New York State, U.S.A.
d. 21st May 2013, New York, New York State, U.S.A.
A little late with this information. My apologies.
Raymond Reid, trombonist for the group the Crown Heights Affair, has died. He was 60.
Raymond had been fighting cancer, but sadly lost the battle on the 21st of May 2013.
He was an integral part of the Crown Heights Affair throughout the Seventies, and was one of the founder members of the group.
The Crown Heights Affair were formed in Brooklyn and had many hits, including ‘Dreamin a Dream’,’Dancin’, ‘Far Out’, ‘SureShot’ and ‘Say a Prayer for You’.
Raymond was a a song writer and producer, collaborating with many artists, including France Joli, Amii Stewart, Unlimited Touch, Enchantment, Audrey Wheeler, Darnell Williams and Taana Gardner.
Additionally, he taught music and performance to children and young adults.
When he was diagnosed with cancer, a benefit was organised in order to raise funds for his ongoing medical expenses.
In attendance at the event were members of the Crown Heights Affair, Unlimited Touch, and Brass Construction.