Rest in Peace "Daddy One Blood" Ira Osbourne

Our beloved family member and mentor, Ira Osbourne was swept away by complications of pneumonia in the early morning of July 8, 2020. At the time of his passing, Ira was back in his beloved Jamaica living his life with his family and continuing his music. In the early 80's I had the opportunity to meet and befriend Ira and the musicians of the "One Blood" posse. The foundation of Arizona reggae was in this band so this link was instrumental in the creation of many branches of AZ reggae bands including Casper and The Mighty 602 Band. Ira was an true inspiration to many artists and musicians and we had a great ride playing music and touring! The stories are endless and the adventure was magical! Thank you Ira for taking me under your wing like a big brother and teaching me about the truth and warning me about the lies. I will never forget your name. Rest in peace Ira "One Blood" Osbourne.

 

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