Pioneering Brit funk band Light Of The World were formed in London in 1978, the original line-up comprising Jean Paul Bluey Maunick (guitar), Neville Breeze McKreith (guitar), Everton McCalla (drums), Chris Etienne (percussion), Paul Tubs Williams (11 October 1962, Hackney, London, England, d. 10 January 2007, Rotterdam, Netherlands; bass), Peter Hinds (keyboards), Canute Wellington (trumpet) and David Baps Baptiste (trumpet). Taking their name from a Kool And The Gang album, they signed to Ensign Records in 1979, achieving an immediate dancefloor hit with their debut single Swingin. The release of their self-titled debut album was marred by the death of Etienne during a promotional tour. Nigel Martinez, Nat Augustin and Ganitu Gee Bello were added to the line-up for Round Trip (produced by Augie Johnson), but following further minor hits the band split up in 1981. Wellington, Baptiste...
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