Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert 1942-2020

So sad to hear of Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert who passed away yesterday, 11 September from complications arising from Covid-19.

Toots had only last month released a new album, Got To Be Tough on the new Trojan Jamaica label set up by Zak Starkey and his partner Sshh.

Toots and the Maytals were the support band on The Who’s 1975 The Who By Numbers US tour.

Our thoughts go out to the Hibbert family and friends. Toots is survived by his wife of 39 years, Miss D, and his seven of eight children.

RIP Frederick Nathaniel ’Toots’ Hibbert O.J. 1942-2020

Toots with Pete Townshend on The Who’s 1975 US tour
The new album from Toots and The Maytals released in August 2020

2 thoughts on “Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert 1942-2020”

  1. Brian Cady says:

    I remember how horribly Toots and his band were treated when they opened for The Who in Atlanta in 1975. The racism was overwhelming and disgusting. If it helps at all, I just want to say how sorry I am they were greeted that way.

  2. Mike Kraynak says:

    I was at the show in Philadelphia; have a vivid memory Toots and The Maytals’ energetic performance.

    I was 24 at the time, quite enamored with the soundtrack album (The Harder They Come) and the individual recordings therein.


    Thank you, Toots. And while we’re at it, thanks Roger & Pete, for the fond remembrance.


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