Montego Bay by Bobby Bloom (L&R, 1970)

Robert “Bobby” Bloom was born on January 15, 1946. In the early 60s he was part of the doo-wop group, The Imaginations. In 1969, he secured a contract to write and record a jingle for Pepsi. This jingle led him to success with his hit Montego Bay. Bloom also worked as a sound engineer. On February 28, 1974, Bloom died after he shot himself while he was cleaning his gun. Bloom was only 28 years old.

Montego Bay reached #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #3 in the UK.